AFTER 20 years of struggling to fill bulk bags as they folded in on themselves, Grant Bramble decided to do something about it.
The 38-year-old, who is a plasterer by trade, designed, patented and manufactured a fold-away frame that acts as a support.
His invention – called The Bulk Bag Buddy – is now available to buy.
Mr Bramble, of Oakwood Road, Hilsea, said: ‘I wanted to create a solution to a problem that I and many of my colleagues face on a daily basis.
‘Having a bag collapse inwards, as you’re trying to fill it, is an everyday annoyance.
‘After designing the initial frame, I realised that the Bulk Bag Buddy has so many different applications.’
His simple, yet clever, device prevents bulk bags from collapsing as they are filled. It has a multitude of uses including storing sand, collecting waste and recycling. The adjustable frame slots together in minutes.