Profile of an Award Winning Inventor...
When in December 2010, he was granted a Europe-wide patent, for his ground-breaking invention, a Seatbelt Harness for Pregnant Women in cars, Stephen gained international recognition after the story of his invention was given worldwide coverage and The Discovery Channel's "Daily Planet" science programme, sent a production team to report on the harness's development and Stephen's inventiveness.
In 2012, he won Double Gold Awards at the prestigious, British Invention of the Year Awards, held at the Barbican Centre, London. Since then in 2013, he has been featured worldwide on TV, Radio and in press articles, including programmes on the BBC, ITV, CBS and cable TV and globally on news, science & technology, consumer and motoring websites!
Building on this success, Stephen works as a "Sleeves-up"consultant, offering companies a target led analysis of Handling and production issues, based on over three decades of multi-industry experience, that combine operator 'buy-in' with management expectations. His easy presentation style leads to informative and entertaining presentations and training sessions, that instill knowledge and confidence.
Stephen has traveled worldwide, consulting and developing innovative handling and process solutions in the paper, film & foil, packaging and converting industries. These and Stephen's other inventions, attracted attention from venture capital investors with whom, he founded The Reel and Shaft Handling Company, (RaSHCo), in 2005. During his time with RaSHCo, Stephen's inventiveness was sought out by companies around the world, seeking simple solutions to their reel handling problems and he developed many innovative and custom made solutions, many of them for world-leading blue-chip companies.
As seen on TV
Stephen Weston is the only Materials Handling professional who’s innovative talent has seen them featured internationally on TV programmes around the world, including, The Discovery Channel, ITV, CBS and on BBC News, BBC Radio2, as well as in numerous international press articles.
Stephen's invention, the 'piXie Pregnancy Seatbelt Harness' was featured in the USA on Discovery Channel's "Daily Planet" show and CBS TV's "The Doctor's" programme and in the UK on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh Show, with renowned British inventor, Trevor Baylis CBE, calling Stephen's piXie Harness, "Excellent" and "Superb"!