A student from Oakham School is one of 26 finalists from across the country selected to exhibit their work at the grand final of the Triumph Design Awards.
This well-respected competition challenges 16-18 year old students to design a product which solves a real world problem. Jacob will be presenting his portable pet cleaner to Senior Engineers from the Design Department at Triumph.
The portable pet cleaner, designed to be an easy solution to wash dogs, is powered by a small battery that drives a 12V submersible pump which sprays water out of a nozzle at 3 litres per minute. It is an ingenious solution to cleaning dogs after muddy walks, especially given the value of the pet and dog industry in the UK.
“We actively encourage our students to enter design competitions and it’s fantastic that Jacob’s talents have been recognised,” says Oakham’s Head of Design & Technology, Tim Weston. “It’s a real honour to have been selected for the final, as well as it being a great opportunity for him to be able to talk with, and present his product to, Triumph’s Senior Engineers.”
Jacob is very much looking forward to the final which takes place on Saturday 1 July at Triumph’s headquarters in Hinckley, Leicestershire. As well as meeting Engineers from Triumph and other finalists, Jacob will have the opportunity to hear Lord Digby Jones, Chairman of Triumph Motorcycles, give a speech about Design & Engineering.