Clare Newton

NEWTON, Clare, English. The winner of the 2001 British Female Inventor of the Year award. Clare’s cup-carrier consists of a 3-in-1 cardboard container for carrying hot drinks from a takeaway. Spilling and scalding is avoided by the carrier’s design. Her concept was that the containers offered great scope for advertising revenue. She has already been proved correct. It is essential for office workers picking up a hot drink to take to work with them. The design has some versatility because there are 3 different ways of holding or carrying it, so that whatever else you may be carrying there is a safe way to transport the cup carrier. Being a director of a design company she immediately recognised the commercial advertising prospects, getting sponsors to print the boxes.

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