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Design Innovation Medal: Peter Brewin and Will Crawford


The Design Innovation Medal, celebrates entrepreneurship in all its forms, both locally and internationally. It honours an individual for whom design lies at the core of their development and success. The PCH Design Innovation Medal was won by UK-based Peter Brewin and Will Crawford, who invented a cement-impregnated fabric called Concrete Canvas.

Concrete Canvas Ltd was established in 2005 to develop and commercialise the award-winning Concrete Canvas Shelters. Concrete Canvas and Concrete Canvas Shelters were developed to exploit a unique material technology invented by Peter Brewin (MEng) and Will Crawford (MEng) whilst studying Industrial Design Engineering at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art in London.

Concrete Canvas Ltd’s core material technology enables the supply of unique construction solutions that are extremely fast, easy to install and environmentally friendly. The company prides itself on innovation, quality and responsiveness to customers’ needs. The primary markets for Concrete Canvas Ltd are in the civil infrastructure (road and rail), mining and petrochemical sectors where CC is used for erosion control applications such as channel lining, slope protection, bund lining and concrete remediation.

Concrete Canvas has won multiple awards, most recently 3 Chamber of Commerce Awards, including Welsh Business of the Year along with a Lloyds Bank National Business, Samsung Innovation Award 2017. Concrete Canvas has grown rapidly since 2005 and is now providing material to customers in over 80 countries around the world.

Supported by PCH.