‘Joint venture’ launches kneepads for tradespeople

Vicky Hamilton's father inspired her to create Recoil Kneepads. Picture: Contributed
Vicky Hamilton's father inspired her to create Recoil Kneepads. Picture: Contributed
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A young entrepreneur has launched a pioneering kneepad aimed at tradespeople, after seeing her joiner father struggle with osteoarthritis, and is looking to create jobs over the next year.

Vicky Hamilton from Gourock came up with Recoil Kneepads, which are made in Edinburgh, after listening to Gordon complain about his sore knees at the dinner table.

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She said: “None of the kneepads he had tried were helping, and it suddenly clicked that I could create something that would improve life for him and other tradespeople.

“A huge amount of research has gone into the development of Recoil Kneepads over the last four years to create a product that outperforms those already available on the market.”

In June last year the 25-year-old secured £65,000 from the Scottish Edge fund to bring Recoil to life, and backing has also come from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise and the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.