About Kibosh

Bish, Bash, Kibosh!

About Us

We are a Scottish company with a global business. We were founded by a time-served plumber, Ross Dickinson who is driven by a passion for developing simple solutions to pipe repair and pipeline sector related problems.

This year we launched our new range of plumbing and pipe repair products, including our new pipe freeze kits – the Kibosh FASTFREEZE™ range.

We are also in the process of securing funding for field testing our industrial pipe repair clamps and pipe freeze clamps. In these trials, we are partnering with The Oil & Gas Technology Centre and The University of Strathclyde’s – Advanced Forming Research Centre as well as world renowned industry partners.

We are passionate about what we do, and we would love you to try our products and see for yourself the difference they make. Please let us know what how you get on using our products. E-mail us or call us with any feedback. We would love to hear from you.

Ross

Founder & CTO

Ross Dickinson

new andy

CEO

Andy Peterson

jill

Office Manager

Jill Notman

KiboshTM History

2007

Plumber and Kibosh Founder Ross Dickinson was called out to fix a burst pipe in the winter of 2007. The homeowner could not turn the water off to the burst pipe because the shut-off valve was hidden in the garage. By the time Ross traced the pipe back and was able to turn the water off, there was already a significant amount of very costly water damage.
2009

Ross got home and asked himself why there was no product widely available to stop the leak and get the situation under control. Then he had his eureka moment. The Kibosh Rapid Pipe Repair Clamp was born. Ross then took it upon himself to develop and patent the product. Kibosh Ltd was incorporated in 2009.

Ross developed prototypes of a pipe repair clamp with local tool making and injection moulding company, Cademuir Engineering. He developed the product which was tested by the British Standards Institute (BSI), and he patented the design, both in the UK and internationally.

Initially Ross sold the product himself and he used the success of wins from innovation awards and Kibosh social media platforms to build awareness of the Kibosh Rapid Pipe Repair Clamp.

The Kibosh Rapid Pipe Repair Clamp was then noticed by Rothenberger, a leading global plumbing tool and equipment brand. Ross entered into an agreement with Rothenberger UK to produce the Rothenberger Kibosh Emergency Pipe Repair, which is available in the UK & USA.

Rothenberger UK also went on to employ Ross in the role of Technical Manager , while Ross still remained as Managing Director of Kibosh Ltd.

Sales of the Kibosh Rapid Pipe Repair Clamps quickly grew, and Kibosh also started to produce pipe freezing clamps, using the same IP, for Rothenberger for use in their Rofrost Rapid pipe freezing kits. As international interest and sales grew, Ross also saw the opportunity to develop pipe repair and freezing products for the Oil & Gas and industrial markets.
2015

In 2015 Ross secured funding to start phase 1 of this development with the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Heriot Watt University.
2018

In 2018 Ross secured further funding for a Phase 2 of development of Kibosh clamps for up to 6” pipes, again with OGIC and with the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC). This development was completed in 2019.

In 2019, Ross secured private equity funding for Kibosh from Par Equity, an Edinburgh based investment syndicate. This allowed Ross to leave Rothenberger and work full time at Kibosh.

We are in the process of securing funding for field testing our industrial pipe repair clamp and pipe freeze clamps. In these trials, we are partnering with The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre and The University of Strathclyde’s – Advanced Forming Research Centre as well as world renowned industry partners.
2021

In February 2021, we launched the new Kibosh brand, bringing to market our full range of products, pipe repair clamps to pipe freeze kits. This represents the start of the next chapter in our history, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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