Winning Lite-Lift Set To Be Big Hit In Equestrian World
West Yorkshire-based business that has invented a shovel with interchangeable
heads, specifically designed to minimise the strain of mucking out,
has won the 2002 Big Fish Awards. Tish Fearn, who created the unique
Lite-Lift, will receive £5,000 from Business Link West Yorkshire
to purchase professional support to help expand the business into
UK and world markets.
Limited produces ergonomically designed, lightweight tools for the
equine industry. The products have an aluminium shaft that can be
used with different heads including a hoe, rake, brush or mop. A
second handle on the shaft caters for left or right-handed and tall
or short individuals and allows the weight to be evenly distributed
to reduce repetitive strain injury and back, neck and arm strain.
Tish Fearn 2002 West Yorkshire Big Fish Awards winner.
developed the product because she only has one hand and found existing
tools difficult to use at her animal sanctuary. She worked with
engineers from Sheffield Hallam University to build the prototype.
am delighted that Lite-Lift has won this prestigious award,"
have worked with horses all my life and after discussions with my
staff and fellow equestrian colleagues, I realised that they too
were suffering from back pain and strain caused by the daily task
of mucking out the stables. The Lite-Lift shovel is the perfect
solution to this problem, significantly increasing the speed with
which a stable can be mucked out and taking the strain out of the
job. Every horse owner should have one and experience the difference
a specifically designed tool can make," continues Tish.
Flintmill Grange, Flintmill Lane
Thorpe Arch, Wetherby