The Anywayup Company Ltd granted a sub-license, under my patents, to LTG Limited who took over production and distribution of the Anywayup cup, from Amadeus International.
In 2011 LTG, a victim of the recession, sadly went into administration.
The good news is that my own company, now established as Haberman Products Limited, achieved investment funding and we have set up a UK facility for manufacture and distribution, under our own control. Supplies of the iconic Anywayup cup will soon be rolling onto the shelves again, to be followed by our brand new range of products.
July 2011 was a busy month. I sat on the the panel for The Design and Technology Association discussion 'Is Creative Britain in Reverse?' together with the amazing Dame Ellen MacArthur OBE, Dick Powell - co-Founder of Seymourpowell, Deyan Sudjic - Director of the Design Museum, Paul Jackson - Chief Exec Engineering UK, and Ajaz Ahmed - Founder AKQA.
The same week I was interviewed on the topic of patent protection by the lovely Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour as part of its special Women in Business series and also by the BBC TV business show, “Show me the Money”.
I was featured in Stylist Magazine and have been invited to speak at its massive Network Event on Wednesday, 17th August.
I am also featured in an article on British female inventors, in 'Twoj STYL', a glossy lifestyle monthly magazine for women from Poland.
On the home front, our house renovation project is nearing completion and, after a year of being 'townies' (which has been great fun) Steve and I are heading back to the wilds of Hertfordshire - for a nice rest!