A BANGOR electrician turned entrepreneur is to pitch his innovative electrical cable clip idea to the Dragon's Den on prime time television at the weekend.
David Gray, co-founder of Grays Clip and inventor of a unique new stapling solution called ViperClip, will appear on the popular BBC Two show next Sunday night at 9pm Plastic Anchors
After spending 25 years having to manually hammer individual clips to secure electric cables to joists and unable to find any stapling products suitable for 240 volt cables, he decided to invent something himself. He took redundancy, sold his house and invested his life savings into bringing his idea to life.
The ViperClip solution is a re-chargeable battery powered staple gun that fires unique fully insulated cable staples (no conductive parts) designed for use with 240 volt cables.
David said: “As an electrician myself I’m very familiar with the frustrations of having to manually hammer individual cable clips so I’ve designed ViperClip to make the job of securing 240 volt cables to joists significantly faster, easier and safer.”
After developing their prototypes, David and his wife Julie decided it was time to face the Dragons.
Julie said: "We were thrilled to get the opportunity to pitch to the Dragons. It was such an involved process that really filters out what you know - and what you don't! It wasn’t easy, but it’s an experience we'll definitely remember.
Grays Clip has previously secured investments after being successful in both the Invent and Seedcorn competitions.
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