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Meet Barbara Alink, Alinker Inventions Ltd.

Success Story

Inspiration comes in many forms. For Barbara Alink, founder of The Alinker Inventions Ltd. it started with a comment by her mother. While passing elderly people getting around on walkers and scooters, she remarked: “Over my dead body will I ever use one of those.” The comment stopped […]

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