Simon Crowther is an award-winning Civil Engineer and Chartered Water & Environmental Manager, recognised by Forbes Magazine in their top ‘30 Under 30’ Europe list for his work in the industry.
Simon is CEO of the FPS Group, founded in 2012, which comprises of Flood Protection Solutions Ltd and FPS Environmental Ltd.
Simon founded his first company, Flood Protection Solutions Ltd aged just 18, whilst still at university. Within five years the company had a turnover of two-million pounds, with clients ranging from homeowners through to heavy industry, including the likes of the NHS, Environment Agency, and Thames Water.
Simon’s passion for minimising flood risk derives from the traumatic experience of his family home being flooded in 2007.
The flood risk sector is an incredibly difficult and challenging industry, with investment sporadic and often a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to flood events. To ensure a successful future for the business, Simon invested in technology and launched an e-commerce site in 2017, making the best equipment readily available to all. This site is now on track to reach a turnover of one-million pounds during 2021.
Simon has recently launched ‘FPS Environmental Ltd’ which will focus on flood risk and environmental consulting. This launch is driven by Simon’s desire to provide the highest-level of advice to customers, ensuring maximum flood risk reduction. Within 3 years, the turnover is expected to reach in excess of two-million pounds; placing the group’s turnover in excess of five million.
Despite his successes at such a young age, Simon remains grounded and is fully focused on both raising awareness of flood risk, and subsequently helping to reduce it. He is regularly featured by media outlets and recently featured on a Channel 4 documentary investigating the likely impact of climate change on the U.K. – A Summer of Wild Weather.