Salamander Pumps has been awarded the Quiet Mark Award of Distinction at the prestigious annual Noise Abatement Society John Connell Awards.

Held at the House of Commons last week, the ceremony saw Salamander presented with the prestigious accolade for demonstrating outstanding commitment in pioneering new noise reduction solutions in the industry.

The ‘John Connell Awards’ were established in 2001 to recognise local authorities, industry, individuals and organisations who were judged to have been outstanding in their efforts to both reduce the impact of noise nuisance, and to seek to pioneer practical and innovative solutions to noise pollution. Previous winners of the award have included Miele, John Lewis, Virgin Atlantic and Lexus.

The award win comes after three of Salamander Pumps’ ranges achieved the coveted Quiet Mark status so far this year. Included in this is the new and improved Right Pump range, which features the quietest pump in the UK, the RP50PT.

As well as a reduction in noise, the Right Pump Range also includes the use of crossover technology to allow the former RSP ‘shower only’ pumps to power the whole house. The inclusion of a ‘spiders’ web’ design has also strengthened the plastic end caps to enhance strength, rigidity and reliability.

Gareth Richards, technical director at Salamander Pumps, said: “We’re thrilled to have won the Quiet Mark Award of Distinction, and to be recognised for our efforts in reducing noise levels across our range of products.

“We understand that noise is a huge factor for our customers when it comes to choosing the right pump, and over the last five years we’ve reduced our noise levels by 15% to help us provide a better service for our customers.”

Toby Saville, chief technical officer for Quiet Mark, added: “We applaud Salamander Pumps’ dedication to reducing sound levels, and are delighted to present the company with the Quiet Mark Award of Distinction, in recognition of its continuing acoustic innovation.”