No Nag recognised
LOCAL inventors Mark Kelleher and Bob Baade’s invention No Nag is in the running for two awards this year in the Tropical Innovation awards - People’s Choice and the Established Invention categories.
After 10 years from idea to production, their invention No Nag has been helping people by weighing the amount of gas in a bottle for a barbecue - an idea that came to Mr Kelleher after being told by his wife to make sure he had enough gas and then running out halfway through a barbecue one fateful day.
“Bob and I are very pleased our invention has multiple uses and I have sold No Nag to customers over the past few months that have said they were going to use No Nag to weigh their luggage,” Mr Kelleher said.
“We are really thrilled that our No Nag gas gauge is a finalist in this year’s Tropical Innovation Awards People’s Choice Award especially considering one in four entries didn’t make the cut.
“We have our fingers crossed for this, as well as the Established Innovation category, but there are some fabulous entries so the competition is tough.”
Mr Kelleher said they have been test marketing No Nag - which can also be used to weigh in the catch of the day and anything up to 22kg - for around three months and have had positive responses.
“We’ve been able to gather not only reactions from consumers but also increase our understanding of the retail and wholesale market,” he said.
Voting for the Tropical Innovation People’s Choice Award closes on November 29. For a detailed list on all the inventions in the finals and to vote go to www.tropicalinnovationawards.com.