A DEVICE to stop pollution which was designed on a Barnsley man's kitchen table is now worth over £1.2 million a year.
Collin Ibbotson, of Manvers Engineering at Grimethorpe, created the Plant Nappy (a drip tray for generators that stops pollutants getting into water courses.)
The prototype was sewn together in a kitchen in Hemingfield back in 2005 by his wife and the company has gone on to global success.
Colin said: “I cobbled some materials together and my wife Carol sewed it up over the weekend on the kitchen table. And now Plant Nappy is becoming generic for drip tray, just as Hoover is for vacuum cleaner.”
The customer base includes global construction companies, housebuilders and even a prestige sports car manufacturer.