Local Hornsby community grandmother and entrepreneur Susan Hughes has recently launched a world’s first in hi-viz fluorescent tubes and straps for school bags, bikes and trailers.- VIZYMATES.

Susan knows first-hand the importance of pedestrian safety after she was run over by a bike on a quiet Normanhurst road when she was only eight years old. She has since suffered chronic neck pain.

Susan has worked tirelessly to develop and launch a unique set of hi-viz fluorescent tubes and straps by working collaboratively with her supportive network through the Hornsby Chamber of Commerce and with a designer recruited through Hornsby’s Disability Employment service Ability Options.

After working on a successful product pilot program with Hornsby North Public School last year Susan then had the confidence to manufacture her first supply of high vis tubes and straps.

Since donating 80 sets of hi-viz items to Pennant Hills Public School which her granddaughter attends, Susan has held stalls at Thornleigh West Public School, Westfield International Women’s Day and her old school, Normanhurst West Public, where P&C Executive Family Fun Day Convenor Michelle Duncan said, “Our school community is overwhelmingly in support of Vizymates’ safety products to help students be seen on the road.”

Susan says she is ‘delighted that her old school is the first to start supplying hi-viz items in its Uniform Shop’ and wants to thank her wonderful Hornsby community for its support with Vizymates. Her mascot ‘Vizyman’ wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday.’

To find out about VIZYMATES go to www.vizymates.com.au

Photo: Susan Hughes with VIZYMATES high viz products helping to keep our kids safe on the roads.

Originally featured in The Bush Telegraph – 14/12/2017