Emmys Outstanding Best Actor Winner, Matthew Rhys announced as Hydro Industries Ambassador

19 Sep 2018

Matthew is today celebrating the most prestigious prize available to a male actor at the Emmys, outstanding actor. Born and raised in Cardiff, Matthew went Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf and RADA before embarking on a career on stage and screen.

As well as his acting work, Matthew has been active in the humanitarian field and is a passionate campaigner on the issues of global poverty and climate change. It was with these challenges in mind – and as a proud champion of Wales - that Matthew accepted the role of Ambassador for Hydro.

Hydro designs, builds and manufactures water technology products from its base in South Wales. Though the company works across the industrial sector, the passion of its founders is to bring clean drinking to those parts of the world that need it.

So far Hydro’s unique, patented technology has helped to quench thirst in Somalia, the Sudan and India. The company is also responsible for industrial clean-ups across many continents and it’s CEO accompanied the Prime Minister on her recent trade mission to Africa.

Fresh from his Emmys success, Matthew said: “It is businesses like Hydro that make you proud to be Welsh. The team are using their technology for good, getting to the remote and rural places that desperately need clean drinking water. They are also creating highly-skilled jobs at home in South Wales. It is a great company – and I’m delighted to be on board.”

Hydro CEO Wayne Preece said: “I have been a huge admirer of Matthew for a long time – not only his work but the way he flies the flag for Wales all over the world. We are determined to show that Welsh businesses can be powerhouse global exporters, and so it’s great to have the support of one of Wales’ most famous exports.”

About Hydro: Hydro Industries is a global water solutions company operating all over the planet. Whether providing drinking water for people in the developing world or treating waste water for a major multinational, Hydro offers solutions that are fast, bespoke and end-to-end. Developing nations often struggle to provide clean drinking water and reliable sanitation provisions to their citizens. Hydro’s UK-based team scope and solve these problems by creating localised water management strategies, delivering leading edge products while recognising the importance of meeting global value for money objectives.