01 Jan

Wind-up radio inventor awarded CBE

Trevor Baylis, well known for creating the Baygen wind-up radio has been awarded the CBE, 18 years after receiving the OBE, in the New Year Honours List.

Mr Baylis has spent much of his life inventing, using his love of engineering.  In 1991 he invented the Baygen wind – up radio and an appearance three years later on the much lamented Tomorrow’s World, helped turn his invention into a commercial product.

The idea of a wind – up radio came whilst Mr Baylis was watching a documentary on the use of educational radio programmes to tackle Aids in Africa. More recently his time has been spent campaigning to help inventors safeguard their creations.