I moved into a brand new home and watched with my own eyes a b.t. engineer struggle to thread a cable through a cavity wall, my pure frustration lead to a Eureka moment and invented Magnamole. Unlike many I have successfully turned this moment into a thriving business. My positivity and determination seemed to have been fed into the product by some sort of osmosis and created a company that was the start of something huge and unique. The product recognition has manifested itself, not only in orders from afar a filed as the USA where Magnamole has already been approved by major telecom companies, but also in inventors circles, when I was awarded the Diamond Award for innovation in October 2008 at the British Invention Show beating off global competition. I also went on to represent Britain at the Archimedes in Moscow and received Gold as well as the The Euro Event in Romania receiving the Gold award too.
It was said I was the Dragon Slayer in a bravura performance on the hit TV show Dragons Den. I impressed the notoriously hard-nose judges on the BBC show that I ended up selling them shares in my company at a higher price that I,d originally demanded. And the Dragons, who are know for grilling hopeful entrepreneurs and some dismissive comments about their pitches, all wanted to invest. For the first time ever in the 5 year history of Dragons Den it was a first when two the dragons had to retrieve to the back of the room to negotiate an offer that would attract ME.
It is said it remains the perfect pitch, not just for the simplicity of the product but for the perfect delivery. A beautifully crafted three-minute appeal to fund an exciting new business venture made in front of millions of television viewers. And it has propelled me into the limelight as an overnight entrepreneurial sensation. My appearance provoked the most astonishing public response from all around the world. Thousands of people have felt moved to congratulate me as a working class hero. My idea was ranked with Percy Shaws Cats Eye road reflectors as another world class Great British Invention and even made the British Library for the presentation of inventions of the 21st century.
Since my success on the Dragons Den episode – when all five dragons vied for a slice of my business, my life has become a whirlwind of meetings, engagements and new business opportunities.
I have now sold out 90% to a Canadian Company allowing me to fulfill other opportunities to be creative.
I have written two Books “Mother of Invention” and “Just one more Day”. I am now a professional speaker allowing me to inspire and motivate other like minded people in business. I have my eyes open for other business ventures to become the true entrepreneur I feel I am.