Cutty Sark re-energised by Sutton business, Maxim Eyes
A historic ship, the Cutty Sark, was reopened last week and a small Sutton business played a big role in its regeneration.
The Cutty Sark is a tea clipper built in 1869 which used to carry goods from around the globe back to England.
In 2006, the vessel was closed to the public for the conservation project and a year later, the ship caught fire and burned for several hours.
As part of the regeneration project, a new electrical connection was required to supply the ship with electricity.
Maxim Eyes in Sutton were approached in 2011 with the task of finding the most efficient way to do it.
They managed to save £80,000 on the electricity connection to the ship and the promenade.
The company managed to reduce costs, help energize the ship within 16 weeks and they also over saw the installation of electric meters.
After more than five years and at the cost of £50million the newly renovated Cutty Sark was re-opened by the Queen on Wednesday, April 25.
Shamir Jiwa, the managing director of Maxim Eyes said: "As a company we strive to achieve the highest standards both for our clients and our teams’ wellbeing.
"Being involved in part of our country’s heritage and having such a positive impact on both their cost and their ability to open on time gives myself and our team an immense feeling of achievement and pride."