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Kibosh Plumbers Tools Burst Pipe Repair Clamp

We are a Scottish Borders based company with a global business. We were founded by fully qualified, time-served plumbing & heating engineer, Ross Dickinson who is driven by a passion for developing simple solutions to pipe repair and pipeline sector related problems.

Our signature product is the Kibosh Rapid Emergency Pipe Repair and we have recently launched the NEW Kibosh FASTFREEZE™ pipe freezing range.

We have also secured funding for final development and field testing of our industrial pipe repair clamps and high efficiency pipe freeze clamps. In these trials, we are partnering with The Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) and The University of Strathclyde’s, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), as well as world renowned industry partners Harbour Energy, Total, CNOOC International and Hydratight.

We are passionate about what we do, and we would love you to use our products and see for yourself the difference they make. Please let us know how you get on using our products and get in touch with any feedback. We always love to hear from you!

Ross Dickinson Kibosh Pipe Repair

Ross Dickinson

Founder, CEO & CTO

Keith Gibson Kibosh Pipe Repair

Keith Gibson

Kibosh Chairman

Jill Notman Kibosh Pipe Repair

Jill Notman

COO & Finance Manager

KiboshTM History


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.

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.

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

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.

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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