Simon ThorpeLocation: England, Greater Manchester, Stockport Speciality: Design
“Simon has been fascinated with design in the years since studying to become an engineer via the Open University in 2006-8.
Unfortunately, his efforts were frustrated by the onset of a rare neurological condition which causes intense neuropathic pain.
In 2017 he began to develop a design licensing & intellectual property management studio, as an opportunity to work flexibly from home whenever necessary.
He has created a portfolio of over fifty active projects, developing many connections in the local & regional business community, for the purpose of licensing his designs.
Simon is determined that one day he will leave a legacy, something that will last – his dream is to establish a charity to support young people whose careers are cut short because of accident or illness, with the aim of helping them to re-develop their own dreams.”