Inventor from Nailsea secures £75k of investment on Dragons’ Den!

Local motorcycle tools inventor Chris Frappell successfully secured £75,000 of investment from retail guru Touker Suleyman on BBC’s Dragons’ Den on Sunday evening.

There wasn’t a spare seat in The Royal Oak, where Chris’s friends and family all gathered to watch the show while BBC Radio Bristol and Points West recorded the event.

At the event, Chris said “It’s amazing to have everyone around me to watch the show together, it’s also an opportunity to say thanks for all of their support throughout the hard work over the past 2-3 years.”

Investor Touker Suleyman later commented: “Chris should be immensely proud of the brand he has built with very little external help. It’s very impressive. Now it’s time for us to take things to the next level. Watch this space!” With many new products in the pipeline and an influential investor on board, the future looks bright for Tru-Tension. Tru-Tension was featured on Dragons’ Den on Sunday 11th February. The show is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.