Munchy Play founder Sophia Procter, has been recognised by the Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GlobalWIIN), at their annual awards ceremony.
Procter was recognised for helping to solve mealtime struggles, by designing the world’s first children’s plate with a built-in track. The Munchy Play founder was one of 16 winners who received an ‘Honorary Special Recognition Award 2020’ in the ‘Inventions, Innovations, Research & Development’ category.
All awardees are judged on their professional merit and determination to succeed, including their commitment, tenacity and positive influence in helping to contribute to the future and quality of life, impacting millions of people for the better.
GlobalWIIN is an independent non-profit dedicated to assisting and advancing women with bright inventions and innovations, so they can achieve success in the global marketplace.
Sophia Procter, CEO and founder of Munchy Play, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised by Global WIIN, as an innovative product. Not only are we in esteemed company, but to be judged by their high-profile panel is a real honour.
“The Global WIIN Awards serve to cast a spotlight on trailblazing women in the industry. This is an incredibly valuable award, that will help us grow and develop in the UK and globally. We spent three years in product and development, before eventually launching amidst a global pandemic. There were many challenges to overcome, so it’s really rewarding to be honoured with this award - thank you to everyone at Global WIIN.”
The prestigious awards include a roll call of industry professionals in its judging panel, including Mark Sheahan, the Inventor in Residence at the British Library, and Professor Ruth Soetendorp of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network.
Global WIIN founder, Dr Bola Olabisi FRSA, said: “From simple low technology, high viability, to works by exceptional creative women and highly acclaimed social and economic inventions and innovations, the journey for achieving such success is applauded and acknowledged by the awards.”
Winners in the ‘Inventions, Innovations, Research & Development’ category span all corners of the globe, including: Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Jordan, Malaysia and the UK.
Munchy Play is currently available in the UK and Ireland, available at www.munchyplay.com, Amazon and Etsy. There are three children’s plates in the range, including a train-theme ‘Choo-Choo’ plate, a racing ‘Vroom-Vroom’ plate and picnic inspired Tea Party plate.
For more about Global WIIN, please visit: globalwiin.com, the full list of winners can be found here.
Munchy Play is a registered design and trade mark protected by Intellectual Property.