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Michael Pritchard, entrepreneur and inventor of the world's first ultra-filtration bottle

Inventor, LIFESAVER bottle Managing Director, Hydronic Solutions Ltd. Michael W. Pritchard M.W.M.Soc is a British inventor, entrepreneur and public speaker. Michael was born in Epsom, Surrey in 1967. He was educated at Gordonstoun School in Scotland and went to the University of Redlands in California USA. At the age of 18 he competed at international level for England winning a gold medal as part of the 4x100 metre relay team. Michael started his business career selling Apple computers into the then fledgling desktop publishing market. He remained within the computer industry for approximately 10 years. He worked in the city as Business Development Director for the Wace Group PLC and then in 1998 co-founded ZagMe.com a mobile marketing company. In 2000 Michael started his own business. As well as owning a successful property business, Michael is Managing Director of Hydronic Solutions (Europe) Ltd a specialist water treatment and legionella risk assessment company. He is best known for developing the LIFESAVER® bottle, the world’s first ultra-filtration bottle, which allows local sources of water to be safely drunk. Michael developed the bottle in response to tragic waste of life and serious humanitarian problems caused by the lack of safe drinking water in the wake of the Tsunami disaster in 2004. He has appeared at various high profile conferences and exhibitions, calling for access to clean, safe drinking water for all.

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