Happy Birthday to HUUB

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We’re wishing our friends at HUUB a happy birthday this month as they celebrate their 10 year landmark.

We were invited as a guest to join HUUB to celebrate its first decade in business and were joined by Olympic gold medal-winning triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee to celebrate the Derby-based sports firm’s landmark anniversary.

The brothers were joined by fellow Olympic medal-winning Team GB triathletes Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth to celebrate the anniversary of HUUB, which supplies their wetsuits when they take to open water.

HUUB, which employs 25 people at its HQ in Full Street, was also presented with it Queen’s Award for Innovation from Derbyshire’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant Colonel John Wilson, OBE.

HUUB was founded by former Noel-Baker pupil Dean Jackson in 2011, with the aim of using technology and research in the design of its wetsuits to give athletes extra speed in the water.

Dean said: “It has been well documented that I started this company from my kitchen table and we have been on an incredible journey to get to this position.

“Working with elite athletes has been transformational for HUUB, these are some of the world’s greatest sportsmen and women so we have to be relentless in the scientific pursuit of increased performance.”

Within two years, the Brownlee brothers became brand ambassadors for HUUB and, in 2014, more winners in the sport’s international series wore HUUB than any other brand.

Both brothers have worked with HUUB since the very early days and they paid tribute to the way in which the technology has developed over the years.

You can find out more about HUUB, including how as a swim pass holder you can receive 25% off a HUUB Aegis X Wetsuit, by visiting our Beyond Swim website.