A STUDENT from the North East has been selected as the face of a new product aimed at students and pensioners warm without spending a fortune.
North East engineering entrepreneur Dr Tony Trapp this month launched his latest invention - a cushion which heats up for less than 1p an hour.
And Teesside University sports and exercise coaching student Samantha Jones has agreed to promote the product which is currently sold online.
“Being cold makes it easy to get distracted when you are studying,” she said. “I always seem to have cold hands so the Snuglin is great for me when I’m catching up on my reading, then when I take my hands out to type they’re lovely and warm.”
Trapp is best known for negotiating major contracts with the offshore and subsea industries through North East companies SMD, IHC Engineering and now OSBIT Power but said he was concerned about the problems of the elderly keeping warm cheaply as power bills rise.