A Manby company has won the award for Innovation in this year’s Medilink East Midlands Business Competition.
TerrainHopper were presented with the prize at the Innovation Day awards dinner held last week at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport.
The company was launched by Sam and Deborah Dantzie in 2010 to produce pre-production prototypes of an off road mobility product.
Since then the enterprising couple has self-financed the opening of a manufacturing facility, patented and launched the TerrainHopper and are into the second production run.
Sam said: “Our products are generating worldwide interest and this prestigious award recognises the innovative nature of our product. We manufacture in Lincolnshire and are currently expanding into new premises and creating new skilled jobs. Medilink East Midlands and iNet have been very supportive, showing confidence and interest in our amazing off road mobility product and we look forward to continuing with this valued relationship.”
The Innovation Award is sponsored by Potter Clarkson. Partner Helen Johnstone said: “Potter Clarkson is proud to have presented the Innovation Award to TerrainHopper whose off road vehicle has enabled many people with mobility difficulties to have fun by participating in a wide range of outdoor activities across difficult terrain.”
TerrainHopper is now entered into the Medilink UK national awards in early 2014.