LIMB-art Scoops Two Business Awards

June 25, 2019 7:30 pm

LIMB-art has scooped two awards in this year’s Conwy Business Awards 2019.

The company won New Business of the Year, sponsored by Powlsons Design & Print and also Innovation Business of the Year, sponsored by M-SParc Enterprise Hub.

 

Conwy Business Awards celebrate the best of Conwy’s private sector businesses and their contribution to communities and the local economy.

The night got off to a fabulous start with master of ceremonies, hill farmer, Gareth Wyn Jones. Gareth has appeared in programmes like Mountain with Griff Rhys Jones, Snowdonia 1890, Wales in Four Seasons and even Come Dine With Me and CBBC. More recently the Bafta nominated The Hill Farm, Farmer and the Food Chain and “The Milkman” sees him seeking to educate the public about food, farming, and its heritage, time honoured traditions and its challenges.

LIMB-art was established by former Paralympian Mark Williams. They design and manufacture prosthetic leg covers.

They are on a mission to give prosthetic legs – traditionally offered on the NHS and which resemble ‘poles’ – a better shape – as well as allowing the wearer to express their personality.

The bespoke designs feature everything from flags and carbon fibre to snake skin and leopard print effects.

Mark 47, oringionally from Denbighshire, lost his leg in a cycling accident as a child. He went on to compete and win medals at the Seoul Paralympics in 1988 and the Miami World Championship 1989 in swimming.

Mark said: “We were stunned and amazed to win both awards and to also hear the positive comments that came from all the finalists.”

“These awards reaffirm that what we are doing for amputees across the world is the right thing.”

“Prostheses have come on in leaps and bounds functionally, but how they look has generally been overlooked. LIMB-art’s cool covers change this. Our covers are a completely customisable accessory, lightweight and easy to fit and they are suitable for all users of above and below knee prostheses.”

“Our covers not only give the wearer a full leg shape and restore balance to their silhouette, they also boost their confidence and allow them to show their personality.”

“When you wear a cool looking cover, it breaks down barriers and cuts out awkward stares. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been stopped in the street and been told how amazing my leg looks.”

“We don’t want prosthetic wearers to hide away or be self-conscious. We want to be known worldwide for making the coolest prosthetic leg covers so people who wear them feel they can stand out and stand proud.”

There are more than 500 new amputees each month in the UK and over 30 million amputees globally.

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