Dr Toby Bateson, inventor of ZenPlugs Molded Ear Plugs has been awarded the prized Insider South West Award for Entrepreneur Of The Year. The award recognises his recent achievements in developing the RatMat Rodent Repellent Electric Flooring for Hammer Technologies, developing ZenPlugs Moulded Ear Plugs, ZenPlugs Swim and continuing to work as an Emergency Doctor in Cornwall.
'I was surprised and deeply honoured to be granted the award' he told us. 'I was not expecting this at all!'
'The business awards event was great, I met so many fascinating and highly accomplished people across diverse industries who inspired me in so many ways. The innovation many of them had achieved was outstanding'.
As well as developing and marketing ZenPlugs Dr Toby has spent several years developing the RatMat Rodent Repellent Flooring. Working like an electric fence on the floor it is very effective at keeping rodents at bay. Developed in response to the extensive and expensive rat and mouse problem being battled with limited success around the world the product is the first of its' kind and promises to revolutionise the pest control industry.
Dr Toby is currently developing the world's first Universal Molded Earpiece Kit for ZenPlugs which he is hoping will be available soon.