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A great support

6 February 2009

Two Bristol alumni have developed the world’s first backless and strapless bras for women with a D-cup and above bra size.

Martin Whitaker (BSc 1999) and Ian Reid (BSc 1999) invented the Perk-Up bra with a little help from Martin’s wife, who wore the first ever model to a ball at the Royal Marriot Hotel, Bristol.

Since its launch, the Perk-Up has been a huge success. It’s been worn on X-Factor, featured in Cosmopolitan magazine and was one of Top Sante’s top 5 must-have products for 2008.

To celebrate the University’s centenary, Martin and Ian are offering Bristol alumni a 20 per cent discount on their D+ Perk-Ups until the end of 2009. To claim this discount, alumni should go to and use the code UB100. Terms and conditions apply and are stated on the website.