Next Episode of Dragons' Den is
Series in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires willing to invest their own cash.
John Foster-Smith and Ros Adams invite the Dragons to get into bed with them and part with 50,000 pounds in a product they claim solves long-running bedroom disputes between couples all over the country. The Dragons chat with a talking tree, but will this help them decide whether to invest in Julia Charles and Amy Goldthorpe's events company? A machine that turns air into water, a non-slip travel cushion and a company that's aiming to transform the nations' gardens by brightening up the tired old garden fence, are all hoping they're worthy of Dragon investment. And, has rock band Hamfatter from Cambridge come to the right place, or will they get short thrift from our five successful multimillionaire investors?
While 28-year-old Victoria McGrane attempts to set a new trend with her fashion-related business proposal, Diamond Geezer Clive Billing, a jeweller from Gloucestershire, has a pitch he hopes has the necessary sparkle to attract what would become the highest ever investment in the Den.
Also, the Dragons toy with a purple-haired professor from Poole, give an icy-reception to a company called Chilly Billy, and get their skates on as Theo test drives an innovative in-line roller skate. And can serial-inventor Samantha Gore from Manchester convince the Dragons that her crime-stopping products are a steal at just 275 thousand pounds, or will they back Richard Mire's attempts to get children to spend less time in front of a screen?
Hazel Ives swings into the den hoping the dragons will do some monkey business and invest in her high wire adventure park; Michael Cotton tries not to misfire with his device to prevent unlucky motorists filling up their diesel cars with petrol; and what will the dragons think of some gut-wrenching toys based on roadkill animals?
The multi-millionaire investors also interrogate 26-year-old Peter Hopton about the green credentials of his eco-friendly computers; former pharmaceutical executive Ed Wray who's given up his day job to chase his entrepreneurial dream, shows off his new spin on outdoor cooking - the Barbeskew; and attempting to light up the Den is PHD Scientist Ming Yun from Oxford with his illuminating range of party products.
More apprehensive entrepreneurs prime themselves for a nerve-wracking pitch and an intimidating interrogation - all with the aim of securing an investment from the multi millionaire investors.
Trying to prove he deserves their backing is Brian James from Essex, aiming to do for men's underpants what the push-up has done for women's bras. Rookie racing driver Robert Hall thinks he has what it takes to be the next Lewis Hamilton - and he has an unusual business proposition for the Dragons.
There is an award-winning pram accessory to make shopping with a pushchair easier, while Liverpudlian Mark Huyton has invented a rain beating motorcycle helmet with an in-built windscreen wiper. Or will the Dragons prefer to tie up a deal with Andrew Harsley with his a new design of cable tie?
Finally, attempting not to leave a bad smell in the Den are Sue Bell and Ziggy the dog. Can they leave with the fifty thousand pounds they need, or will the Dragons turn their noses up at their patented product for picking up dog poo?
With the credit crisis still dominating the headlines, the nations' entrepreneurs are finding it hard to attract the financial backing they need. However the Den is still very much open for business but only for the very best ideas.
Attempting to prove they've got the recipe for success this week are chef Niall Harbison and his partner Sean Fee, who think their foodies website will prove a tasty proposition to the Dragons. Also, will the multi-millionaires see the magic in Neil and Laura Westwood's Magic Whiteboard - a statically charged plastic sheet which they think will eradicate the traditional flipchart?
Other ideas in the den include Turkish-born entrepreneur Bilfer Ecin's high visibility Car Safety Vest, designed to wrap around the back of a broken down car to prevent accidents. Andrew Cunningham pitches his colourfully decorated builder's hard-hats and the Dragons get a master class in salon skills from Frank Bisson, who has so far sunk 800,000 pounds into his innovative glass bladed gadget for eliminating split ends and speeding up the haircutting process. Will they be serenaded into investing in Yann Seznec's original music game for the Nintendo Wii? What will they think of the Hedgehog Golf Company's promise an end to furrowed-fairways everywhere with their wheel spikes for golf trolleys.? And finally, why does successful houseware inventor Guy Unwin, inventor of the 10 million-selling toastabags need the Dragons' money?
Hoping to succeed in the Den this week are father and son team Rob and Geoff Hill who have brought their 'Ladderbox' - a new device that fits to the top of a ladder and apparently eradicates the problem of having your hands full when you're doing DIY at heights. Juliette Thomas hopes to brighten up the Den with her range of exquisite French furniture and Daniel Rodgers tries to increase the size of his company by securing investment in his size stretching line of children's shoes. But will the Dragons prefer to form a relationship with Romi Parmar from Bedford who hopes to woo them with his 3G dating agency for mobile phones?
76-year-old Ian Mann has some brightly coloured labels to help prevent lost luggage and 22-year-old Sam Rose looks to impress with his mobile alcohol breath-testing service for corporate events. Guy Portelli looks to bring some culture into the Den with his collection of iconic celebrity sculptures, but will the Dragons prefer to give their money to Raymond Smith who is looking for 50,000 pounds to launch his magic pizza device, designed to eliminate the problem of 'soggy middle'?
Rachel Watkyn, DJ Christian Richardson (aka Robin Banks) and their recycled jewellery boxes attempt to find success by bringing a bit of eco-friendliness into the den. Tiny Deol from Leicester tries to give the Dragons a taste of success by presenting her range of fat free curry sauces, and Martin Wadsworth keeps up the heat with his Thermaskirt, an ingenious radiator made to fit and look like a traditional skirting board.
Attempting a cooler route to investment are Paul Sonabend and John Pepperell with their pre-scooped ice cream. A trio from London hope to strike gold by providing temporary blinds for the 2012 Olympic village with their Blinds-In-A-Box, husband and wife team Simon and Gaby Luckner are offering up a percentage of their online antiques auction business to the highest bidder, and father and son team John and Gerald Abrahams are looking for the Dragons to see the benefits of an easy to fit shelf that can be attached to electrical sockets and shaver points. But will the Dragons ultimately prefer online recruitment company, www.TheCareerMole.com, or granny Elizabeth Pimm who, when caught short whilst out on a stroll with her grandson, couldn't believe you can't buy a single nappy changing set, and so invented the BabyGo?
Trying to convince the Dragons to part with their cash is 28-year-old Paul Tinton from Surrey. He's hoping to bring a bit of eco-friendliness to the construction industry with his waste recycling business. Manchester based Naomi Timperley and her American business partner Andy Hurwitz look to get the Dragons into the groove of their Baby Loves Disco project - a novel take on night clubbing for both parents and children. And Simon Boyle, a chef with a Jamie Oliver-like mission to get homeless people back to work also pitches for investment.
There will also be a look at some of the most memorable investments of the series and a catch up with a couple of the entrepreneurs to seeing how they're getting on.
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