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Wheelie Klips wins national award


Family business Wheelie Klips Limited has won a National Award at the Clean and Tidy Home Show held at ExCel London where nearly 12,000 people visited the show.  The company walked away with the Home Organisation Product of the Year accolade.  They were also finalist in a second category Home Scent of the Year.  


The award was presented to Director Mike Deacon by Georgina Burnett ex-BBC Weather Presenter and TV Presenter on This Morning show on ITV.  A panel of influential judges decided on the winners against innovation and originality in design and strategy, commercial success, great feedback, and strong marketing and future growth prospects.  Public voting was used to identify the finalists then the winner was decided by the panel of experts.


Mike Deacon said: “We are delighted to win such a prestige award and to think that we were finalists in two categories is very pleasing.”  “Winning gives us the confidence that our products are liked amongst those who value a clean and tidy environment.”  “We had a tremendous amount of interest in our products we displayed on our stand and to realise that we were in competition with well known brands and winning was magnificent.”  “We believe our embrace of environmental issues and our solutions give us the reason to believe we were recognised in this category as it is not easy to have such a focus.  Our cleaning and tidying solution is new and different to anything else found at the Clean and Tidy Home Show.”


Penny Moyes Founder and Director of Latch Events, an event company, and organiser of the Clean and Tidy Home Show said: “Congratulation Wheelie Klips, we are so delighted that you were part of the Clean & Tidy Awards and we hope you are as pleased with receiving the award for Home Organisation Product of the Year as much as we were please to award it to you. Once again, thank you for being a part of the Clean & Tidy Awards 2023.”


Wheelie Klips Limited is a small, friendly family business in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, and has developed a new brand of solutions to help solve the problem of unhealthy waste disposal in the light of reducing local council support and responsibility.  They have a range of accessories for the household wheelie bin market, primarily for 240 litre bins along with smaller bins.  These products are all manufactured in the UK.  The solutions involve the end user clipping a bin liner in place hence keeping their wheelie bins clean and fresh.  An alternative solution to that of using a jet wash which is more expensive and usually leaves a mess on the road.  They sell clips, fragrances, bags, and safety awareness stickers.  Furthermore, to deter flies from entering wheelie bins there is a spray bottle that sits inside the bin in one of the patented clips and is applied within the bin cavity and stops the owner having that horrible experience of maggots in their bin.  The spray has been scientifically proven to deter flies.  There is no other solution like this on the market and the liners are probably the strongest available in the UK.  There is no single use plastic in the products.  Using the Wheelie Klips solution could save over 52% of plastic going into landfill when disposing of household rubbish.


The products are branded around two clip types: Klip n Fresh, Klip n Bag with a replenishment fragrance bottle Klip n Spray and a roll of 12 extra strong and large bags Klip Bags.


Both clips have a UK patent (GB2553841) design which comprises of a double step/shelf which enables them to be clipped onto the outer rim on the sides of the wheelie bin over the liner.  This is achieved with ease; no need for any tools just a small amount of pressure to push them onto the wheelie bin.


In the last two years there has been an increase of followers on Instagram to over 3600 and nearly 400 on Facebook.  All reviews on the company website are 5* and 4.6 average on Amazon.


Wheelie Klips products can be found in one of the top six football premier league grounds and a previous FA Trophy winners’ ground, a school in Chichester, and a large restaurant in Dorset and the liners are used in a multi-discipline equestrian venue in Devon, although the main customers are householders.  The company has several customers in Australia where they are prepared to pay more for post and packing than for the product itself.


Using Wheelie Klips bags and throwing householder rubbish directly into the wheelie bin, as opposed to using those from a kitchen environment, such as under sink rubbish bin liners or pedal bin liners, would involve over 52% less plastic going into landfill in respect to keeping a wheelie bin clean.  Thus, not only do our customers save money by not buying kitchen bin liners or paying for jet washing but they will also be supporting the environment.  Not having to jet wash using water to clean bins, and that all products are made within a 160 miles radius of the company home the carbon footprint is better.


Mike Deacon added: “Previously our Klip n Fresh product had been nominated for a Best New Product Award at GLEE 2019 and shortlisted for Garden and Outdoor Product at Gift of the Year 2020.  The fragrance spray has received confirmation of its fly deterrent properties from The Crop Research Institute in Prague.  As a company we were also finalists for a Family Business of the Year at the SME Northamptonshire Awards 2022.  So, winning this award at the Clean and Tidy Home Show was extremely welcomed and appreciated.”


More details about Wheelie Klips and its products can be found on its website or by emailing

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