A Bristol businesswoman has been named the UK’s entrepreneur of the year for her work developing medical training products.
Margot Cooper is the founder of Bristol-based medical manufacturing company Limbs & Things, and has been crowned Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
Margot, who is 75, set up her company in 1990 with a vision that clinical education should move away from cadavers and animals.
She invented anatomically accurate and cost-effective models and simulators to allow students – nurses, GPs, surgeons, radiologists and paramedics – to become more competent and confident professionals.
Limbs & Things’ products are now used worldwide to teach people to take blood, administer injections, deliver babies, learn about wound repair and carry out keyhole surgery.