25th June 2007

SAVASOCKET Wins Grand Designs Award

James Dunne Accepts The Grand Designs Award 2007

Leeds businessman James Dunne was thrilled on Friday night (8 June) when his product – the SAVASOCKET – was announced as the winner of the Ecological Living category at the prestigious Grand Designs Awards.

The SAVASOCKET was actually a finalist in two categories – Technology for the Home as well as Ecological Living – but it was the latter that James was particularly keen to win. “SAVASOCKET puts an end to appliances wasting energy in stand-by mode through its unique remote-controlled six-gang mains extension panel.

It controls power to plugged-in appliances, thereby cutting down on wasted electricity, reducing unnecessary CO2 emissions, and saving money; plus it has in-built surge protection so it covers all bases.

“This product has been part of my life for such a long time that it’s fantastic for it to be recognised with the award and by an organisation like Grand Designs – I’m over the moon!”

Melanie Osborne, director of sponsors of the Ecological Living category, FuturEnergy, said: “As UK designers and manufacturers of the FuturEnergy 1 KW Wind turbine, we were proud to sponsor the Grand Design Eco product category this year.

We would like to congratulate the outstanding winner – SAVASOCKET. This product is of great interest to FuturEnergy commercially, not only to potentially offer our eco-aware customers but also for our own energy saving in our Cotswold manufacturing facility.


Its appeal doesn't stop there – equally on the home front it's great news – no more nightly crawling behind the settee for me! We wish James Dunne of SAVASOCKET great success this year, and hope to develop great business in the future."

James concluded: “Everyone wants to do their bit for the environment and SAVASOCKET allows you to do so, whilst at the same time, saving substantial sums on your electricity bills! Everyone’s a winner!”