One of the UK’s leading technology, energy and environmental PR consultancies, Prova, has invested in Kobus Services – a business offering a unique solution for service pipe replacement across gas and water sectors, as part of an overall marketing agreement between the two companies. Formed in 2009, Kobus delivers on the need for fast replacement of ageing pipelines, many of them lead, with minimal disruption to consumers, businesses – and civic infrastructure.
The Kobus solution is already proving extremely popular in North America and the UK. The United States has seen significant problems with the issue of contamination of the drinking water supplies from old lead pipes – and Kobus-equipped civil engineering firms are making significant progress across the mid-west to alleviate the issues, both quickly and economically.
Simon Drain, managing director, Kobus, noted: “We are thrilled to have Prova on board, both as our marketing and PR partner but also as a key investor. We have seen the work they have done in driving commercial growth for other spin-outs and fast growth businesses – and that is what attracted us to them.”
Aimee Postle, director at Prova, noted: “It’s a real privilege to be involved in the next stage of the Kobus success story, both in the UK and further afield. But more than that, we are putting our money where our mouth us. We believe passionately in the Kobus project – and as a fellow investor, the business knows that it will be getting counsel from the heart. There are very few PR organisations out there investing in their client-base. We believe in our clients – and we hope they believe in us…”
Based in the UK’s midlands, award-winning Prova’s technology, enviro and energy client-base stretches from university spin outs, to some of the world’s largest organisations. With PR, commercial and design functions, the business continues to grow, with recent client wins including the World LPG Association, Leadec and Stadler.