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Women in Innovation 2019

SGMA Founder and CEO, Dr Fanya Ismail, has been crowned as one of the winners for the prestigious award “Women in Innovation 2019” by Innovate UK, 

The announcement of the award, made to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th recognises women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans that inspire others.  

This exciting adventure started with Fanya visiting 10 Downing Street at the invitation of the Prime Minister.  Fanya was later presented with Innovate UK’s purple plaque[1] by local MP and minister for small businesses Kelly Tolhurst. The purple plaque is in recognition of Fanya’s invention of SGMA’s coating system – a tool to eradicate single use plastic in drink, food and paper packaging.

“The response and support since the announcement has been overwhelming,” Fanya added. “We would like to thank all those who have reached out to us.  We are very much looking forward to the bright future in store for SGMA.

”Congratulations to Fanya and the SGMA team on this great achievement!”

View more information on the UK Government web site.