LONDON -- Button-fix is an accurate and secure method of invisibly attaching panels, signs and objects to walls, ceilings and other surfaces. The design received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation in 2020.
The annual awards are administered by the government U.K. businesses. In 2020, Buttonfix Limited was one of only 66 businesses throughout the country that were recognised for outstanding achievement in innovation.
Since its launch in 2012, Button-fix has built a following within the construction and joinery trades, with its innovative design helping people to fix panels quickly.
Tony Wills, Brian Watson and their design team developed Button-fix in response to a customer specification for flush invisible mounts to fix washroom panels. After finding that the panel fasteners on the market were awkward to align and difficult to disengage for panel replacement, they created and developed the Button-fix concept: a quick and accurate way of attaching panels to walls and other surfaces.
Part of the success of Button-fix is the fact that it largely goes unnoticed. It is the invisible fixing behind a diverse range of applications across many sectors, from large retail environments and hotels to landmark office receptions, auditoria, yacht interiors and office furniture.
Based in Farringdon, London, England the company manufactures all its products in the U.K. and exports them across the world.
The Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation will complement Button-Fix’s UK, European and US patents and design awards including the 2017 Sign Industry Product of the Year and the Australian Good Design Award.
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