Cumbria man’s invention fails to impress on BBC show Dragon's Den
Last updated at 16:49, Monday, 02 September 2013
A LAKE District inventor failed to secure any investment when he appeared on Dragons' Den with his unique saw horse.
Richard Bowness, the inventor and owner of the Truncator, and colleague Steve Tonkin appeared before a huge BBC 2 audience last night.
Despite being impressed by the creation, the Dragons did not like Mr Bowness' attitude and all declared themselves “out”.
Peter Jones concluded: "That was a great demonstration of how not to get investment."
Mr Bowness, a retired builder from Langdale, developed the saw horse to save time and strenuous effort while log cutting for his own needs.
He said this morning: "Despite not securing investment, the Dragons loved the Truncator product.
"The nine minutes which viewers saw on the show was an edit from a two-hour pitch so it was very intense but a fantastic experience.
"We've been bowled over with the response since the program aired last night.
"The website has been inundated with orders and by 9am this morning we were over 900 per cent up on our average daily hits - plus we've grown our social media sites by over 50 per cent too. We are looking forward to a very busy couple of weeks."
For the full story, see tomorrow's Evening Mail.
First published at 12:45, Monday, 02 September 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Well if it's that amazing/phenominal/ (insert your own word), why go there in the first place?? Apart from the obvious publicity of course...
To be honest I am suprised this contraption even made it to Dragons Den, it's hardly revolutionary??? Thank your lucky stars you got your 5 mins of fame on TV.