Press Statement –
Grant Douglas, Founder and CEO of S’up Products Ltd is awarded MBE in the 2018 New Year honours list.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be recognised for the work I have been doing to enable people with shaky hands to eat independently. I’m extremely grateful for all the support I have received in bringing my invention to disabled people around the world,” he said.
Grant, aged 43, from Corstorphine, Edinburgh, has cerebral palsy, found it difficult to eat soft foods with a spoon due to his shaky hands. He worked with the Glasgow-based product design company, 4c design, to invent the S’up spoon – a spoon for people with shaky hands.
The S’up spoon has a deep cavity that helps to keep the food in the spoon until it is tipped into the mouth and can help people with parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy and essential tremor.
Since the spoon was launched in April 2015, over 2,000 have been sold world-wide, it is currently on display in the London Design Museum as well as the Smithsonian Museum in New York.