The Journey

Victor began with a mission to revolutionise the mobility industry, but it took hard work and perseverance to get there. Follow Victor’s journey, from one man’s vision, right through to a fully functioning product.

 
2012

Vision

Phil Eaglesham is a former Royal Marines Commando and Paralympian who contracted Q Fever during active service in Afghanistan. After finding that the wheelchairs and similar devices he relied on, actually restricted his independence, he set out to change the mobility industry.

2013

Chance meeting (Brian Meaden) 2013

Having struggled to find the right avenue to get his vision off the ground, Phil was introduced to Brian Meaden at a Royal Marines charity event. Brian was impressed and excited by Phil’s vision, and a partnership was born.

2014

AMRC 2014

Following a meeting with the University of Sheffield’s Engineering Department, Phil and Brian were introduced to the Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre (AMRC). The AMRC’s world class-design engineers were impressed with this bold new vision, and set about bringing it to life.

2015

Conquering Horizons Limited

Private limited company incorporated on 20th February 2015.

2015

Royal Marines Charity 2015

The Royal Marines Charity saw huge potential in Phil’s project to help other wounded, injured and sick service personnel in the Royal Marines Family, granting £60,000 to get the proposed device through the initial concept design phase.

2016

The concept 2016

Work phase 1 saw the AMRC researching every aspect of the device, including current suitable technology and standards, device drawings and sketches, CAD models, and a simple, life-sized mock-up model as proof of concept.

2016

Rio Paralympic Games 2016

At the same time as becoming a Paralympian in the Rio 2016 Paralympics, Phil carried out extensive research into what other athletes were using at the Games, and what they would like to see in a device. This gave him a unique perspective to bring back to the design table.

2016

Heads Together 2016

Having highlighted mental health and the struggles of those suffering with mobility issues during the Paralympic Games with #PhilsBeard, Phil was asked to share his experience as a part of the Heads Together campaign alongside the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

2016

The Launch Event 2016

We showcased Victor during an exclusive launch event at the Imperial War Museum, London, inviting charities, media, businesses and potential users for the grand unveiling. Victor proved to be a hit, causing a positive stir and drumming up serious interest in the media.

2017

Crowd Cube fundraising 2017

Through Crowd Cube, we raised over £700k from over 500 investors, which gave us the funds we needed to take the Victor concept to phase 2: a fully working, lookalike laboratory prototype.

2017/2018

Proof in the prototype 2017/2018

In phase 2 testing, the prototype Victor gave us a glimpse of an exciting future, proving to be even more capable and innovative than expected at this stage of development.

2018

IED Awards (Institute of Engineering Designers) 2018

In 2018, We were humbled and grateful to join the ranks of the Dyson design team, Apple designer Jonathan Ive, and Raspberry PI founder Pete Lomas, when we won the prestigious Alex Moulton Award for Product Innovation from the Institution of Engineering Designers.

Present

Present

We’re constantly refining Victor to make it even better, so we continue to review and test the prototype and all its components.

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