Physiotherapist Lorna Taylor, who created the Jolly Back Chair, has been awarded the East Midlands Women of Worth Award for the Most Innovative Business.
Physiotherapist Lorna Taylor, who created the Jolly Back Chair, has been awarded the East Midlands Women of Worth Award for the Most Innovative Business. Lorna created the highly acclaimed Jolly Back chair to prevent back problems for teachers and those working with young children, especially for those working at low heights. In just over a year Lorna has designed and brought the product to market. The Jolly Back chair, which is sold by Mardel School Interiors, is now being bought by schools across the UK. After contacting Mardel, we put Lorna in contact with our one of our main seating suppliers - OCee Design. Ocee Design is one of the UK's leading seating manufacturers and has used its expertise to put Lorna's concept into production. The East Midlands Women of Worth Awards celebrate the region's most forward thinking female entrepreneurs. Lorna's award recognises the business that can demonstrate entrepreneurial flair by capitalizing on an original and attractive product or service. Lorna's research revealed that 8 out of 10 teachers had experienced back, neck, hip or knee pain. Lorna found that many primary teachers, nursery nurses, therapists and support staff often regarded back discomfort as an inevitable part of their job. Lorna is now developing other products for adults who work with children, and is also offering back care consultancy to schools and nurseries.