Manchester Metropolitan University

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During the Covid-19 crisis Mark Binks a Technical Officer was undergoing his Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Mark saw a call out on social media for emergency PPE to support local practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to act. Upon finding an open source design of a comfortable, adjustable face shield he began to production of this at his home workshop at a rate of 40 units per hour.

A few weeks later, he became a part of a network of makers and industry specialists capable of producing 10,000 units a day. He was told his contribution and that of other makers is helping local practitioners sleep easier knowing they were safe at work.

Mark utilised his skills outside of work to support local practitioners and provide much needed PPE.