Family-run eye and ear care specialist Cecil Amey was only able to offer emergency care during lockdown

Many people let their properties via platforms like Airbnb without proper insurance. Louise Birritteri, founder and chief executive at Pikl, explains how she got the insurance industry to move with the times.

Right now, cutting-edge driver safety technology is prohibitively expensive – but a Cambridge startup is working to make it accessible to everybody. In the latest in The Disruptors series, Hao Zheng, co-founder and chief executive at RoboK, explains all.

Those with complex healthcare needs are used to taking multiple pills every day. But what if you could combine these drugs into a bespoke 3D printed alternative? In the latest The Disruptors video, Sheng Qi explains how her team at the University of East Anglia is working towards the solution.

It takes unique determination to launch a business while studying for a degree. But for Coral Eyewear’s George Bailey, distress over plastic pollution in our oceans was a catalyst for change.

Faced with the huge task of modernising a newspaper archive, chatbot builder ubisend had to teach robots how to read the news – and sound like humans. The latest in The Disruptors series, chief technology officer Joe Dixon explains how they did it.

AI chatbots are revolutionising customer service, with an easy solution that bypasses pesky out-of-hours hotlines. The latest in The Disruptors series, Dean Withey, CEO of chatbot builder Ubisend, tells us more.

“Everything we do [is about] challenging norms,” says Russell Carr, head of design at Lotus — and the electric hypercar Evija sums up that philosophy.

But does it sound like a Lotus? The latest in The Disruptors video series, meet the man whose job it is to know.

In a new video, Matt Windle, executive director of sports car engineering at Lotus, discusses what it takes to keep the automotive industry on its toes.

The secret to designing the perfect Olympic track bike? “Pushing regulations to the limit,” says Richard Hill, the Lotus engineer hoping to help Team GB clinch cycling gold this summer.

From the Formula 1 Type 49 to the new Evija electric hypercar, Lotus’ design director reflects on the brand’s innovation legacy in the latest video in The Disruptors series.

Could measuring stable carbohydrates instead of proteins during health tests will improve the future of diagnostics? Iceni Diagnostics thinks so. The latest in The Disruptors video series, co-founder and CEO Rob Field explains how they turned an academic venture into a disruptive start-up.

When Equipmake’s Ian Foley spotted a chance to future-proof his company, he grabbed it with both hands. The latest in The Disruptors video series, he explains how a change of direction was key to the electric vehicle systems start-up’s success.

We make unique and innovative cycling tools. Our first product, Rehook, is the original tool to get your chain back on your bike.

Professor David Russell’s research into fingerprinting led to a market breakthrough – and the launch of a significant drugs test challenger. In the latest installment in The Disruptors video series, he explains how he did it.

Panel Graphic’s Steve Earl admits that building his own plastic coating factory 21 years ago was “a gamble” – but one that paid off. The latest in The Disruptors video series, the man who makes displays for Porsche, BAE Systems and McLaren explains how he did it.

Hingham-based Mirus is shaking up airline interiors with sleek, high performance seating for clients like TUI and AirAsia. The latest in The Disruptors video series, head of engineering Peter Drake shows us around.

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