The winner of the BBC’s The Apprentice, mechanical engineer Tom Pellereau, has been working with water treatment company B&V on a “revolutionary” product which will be unveiled this autumn.
Pellereau recently spent a few weeks working on “a top secret project” with B&V Water Treatment, one of the UK’s largest legionella control and water treatment companies.
Pellereau has been working with members of the B&V research and development team in his capacity as life sciences company Biomimetics Health Industries director.
Biomimetics Health Industries creates chemicals aimed at killing well known contagious micro-organisms.
B&V managing director Simon Ward said: “We have been working with Tom for a while now and we have all been very pleased to watch him excel on The Apprentice.
“His geek-like status is proving an inspiration to a new generation who are now discovering that both science and being kind and thoughtful are positive qualities in a world often dominated by more aggressive types.
“It’s good to see science and ‘goody goodyness’ becoming qualities to aspire to.”
Pellereau, who has a masters degree in mechanical engineering and innovation from Bath University, was awarded a £250,000 business partnership with Lord Alan Sugar for winning The Apprentice.
In choosing Pellerau as the winner, Sugar appeared to go back on his assertion earlier in the competition that he believes engineers do not make good businessmen.