Rob Manley shines with the Dragons

Apparel supplier, Rob Manley, founder of Illuminated Apparel hit our TV screens in January in an effort to gain £50,000 funding from entrepreneurs on BBC’s Dragons’ Den series.

While all the Dragons were very impressed by Rob’s passion for his cool print design and engaging method of creating personal images on T-shirts, only Deborah Meaden stumped up the cash.

Rob got the call from the producers that his pitch had made the final edit and was being shown on Sunday 14th January. At the time, he was with the BPMA team on the UK pavilion at international show, PSI.

Rob told Product Media magazine that his phone hasn’t stopped ringing since, although in the end he didn’t go through with the investment and therefore didn’t have to surrender a share of the business.

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