GDST Trailblazer 2019

We are delighted to announce that Emily Brooke, MBE, is our 2019 GDST Trailblazer.

Emily Brooke GDST alumna

Speaking about the award, Emily said, “I am completely thrilled and overjoyed to have won the Trailblazer award. It was wildly humbling just to be included on the list of some really impressive and inspiring women, so thank you very, very much.”

An alumna of Royal High School Bath, Emily is an award-winning business woman, British inventor, industrial designer and entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Chairwoman of Beryl (formerly Blaze), a London based technology company with the sole mission to ‘build a better world by getting more people in cities on bikes’.  Their first product, the Laserlight, was Emily’s own creation and university project, a lifesaving innovation to tackle the biggest barrier to cycling in cities, which is personal safety.

With the Laserlight already adopted by bike share schemes in London, New York, Glasgow and Montreal, Beryl has just gone one step further, with the launch of its own bike share schemes in Bournemouth, Hereford and a number of London boroughs including the City of London.

Emily won the New Generation prize at the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards in 2015 and in 2017 she was awarded an MBE for her services to transport and the economy.

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