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Richard Palmer wins Arena o2 X Entrepreneur of the year award
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The Arena O2 X Awards aims to recognise and reward businessmen with a talent for cutting-edge originality, creative vision and exceptional business drive. Richard astounded the judges with his fresh thinking and inspirational attitude to innovation. Simon Devonshire, Head of SME Marketing at O2, comments: “This year’s finalists have each presented something truly original and all are now celebrating well-earned success. We are honoured to be recognising Richard Palmer for his groundbreaking development and we will be following his career with great interest. Richard is an inspiration to anyone with a dream and the drive to realise it.”

Palmer invented the material d3o in 2001 and has been working since to bring the material to market as the solution for impact protection. d3o is a material containing ‘Intelligent Molecules’ which flow freely under normal conditions making the material soft and flexible, but lock together on shock to absorb the energy from an impact. These dual reactive qualities of flexibility and shock absorption have revolutionised the sports industry and is growing to significantly impact upon the personal protection market for tactical and industrial professionals as well.

Entrepreneur of the year Richard, now heads design, sales, branding, operations, IP and technology teams based in Brighton, UK and the USA, and works with international customers including leading innovators in sports apparel such as Spyder and key PPE companies such as Damascus Protective Gear. d3o is a premium brand in the market for impact protection and is rapidly on course to become ‘the’ brand. To accelerate this growth d3o is opening the opportunity for new groups to join current investors in the next round of funding.


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