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Robin Spicer

Industrial Design and Technology, 2015

An award-winning brand, Armis Polo brings advanced technology and cutting-edge design to a very traditional environment.

A keen polo player since childhood, Robin has represented England at international level numerous times.

With personal knowledge of the thrills and dangers of the sport, he decided to put his design expertise to use and create a stylish, but uniquely safe line of helmets.

Work on the design started as part of Robin’s final year degree project, and he has further refined the product in partnership with industry-leading helmet manufacturers and suppliers.

The helmets are light-weight, certified to British safety standards and make use of MIPS technology. They can also be customised to create unique looks for style-conscious players.

Production and sales of the helmet commenced in 2017 with continued growth forecast for 2018-19. Armis aims to continue working closely with suppliers and manufacturers to deliver the best helmet available to the polo market. The future looks very positive, and the company will build on its success, developing many new and exciting product lines.

So many ideas and projects get locked away in the attic after graduation. Trust yourself, give your venture a go – you’ll only regret it if you don’t.