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GWP sponsors workshops and online courses for students

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Ben Edmonds, the founder of Innovation Ben, runs a weekly inventors club for children online and visits schools across the UK to help with STEM-related activities. Having seen a significant increase in interest in his classes, Edmonds found himself using an increasing amount of corrugated cardboard.

GWP stepped in to sponsor his workshops and courses by providing the materials he uses.

Edmonds said: “I have been running my workshops since 2017 and have started offering more online classes during the pandemic. But as the number of sessions increased, I found myself using more and more cardboard material.

“I worked with GWP within Dyson for several years so I was eager to get them on board. When I approached them they were eager to help me.

“GWP’s way of working, thought processes and products fit perfectly with what I’m trying to achieve. I am thrilled that we have the opportunity to inspire future generations of world changers through a mutual love of cardboard.

Ruth Cook, Group Managing Director of GWP, added: “We have noticed a real lack of suitable candidates when recruiting for engineering and design roles as a business. Getting kids to not only engage, but also get excited about STEM subjects and design is key to averting a looming skills gap – and the work Ben is doing will make a big difference.

“Ben’s enthusiasm and passion for inspiring the next generation of engineers and inventors shines through. So when he approached us, we were delighted to be able to help him.