Sharon Wright – Magnamole Inventor
Update – Ocotober 3, 2009
A big shout out and “Thank you!” to the team over at Magnamole™ for linking my article on the Press Section. Sharon Wright has a great product and team behind her that is sure to make the Magnamole™ invention a big success. It is the type of product that I can see having many useful applications here in the United States. Cable, electric, fiberoptic and telephone companies are just some of the types of businesses that would benefit greatly from the Magnamole™.
Originally published on August 5, 2009
I am a really big fan of the BBC America show Dragon’s Den that airs Tuesday evenings at 9/8C. During the day I am a designer, social media strategist, website designer and wordpress developer. I’m all over the newsfeeds looking for exciting new articles that I can read and post about. Fortunately, today I came across one of the nicest ones I have seen in months.
Sharon Wright of North Lincolnshire, England was featured on a recent episode of the Dragon’s Den and I missed the show for some reason. Luckily though, I came across Justin Parks website where he actually had an interview and a two-part video of Sharon Wright showing her product to the Dragons. I’ve been following Justin Parks for the past few months because of his insightful, yet casual approach to social media. He doesn’t to try to wow and dazzle you, he provides facts and commons sense. I tend to follow people I trust rather than being sold something.
Sharon Wright was featured showing an ingenious, yet simple product named the Magnamole™ that she invented to solve problems that most cable, phone, electrical and repair companies face every day. The product helps installers to guide a cable through walls without needing to use unsafe methods like a wire hanger. A demo video of the product can be found here.
Sharon’s background in Health & Safety was a key factor in providing the “aha!” moment that we sometime have. As she presented her demonstration and product to the Dragons, “our jaws dropped” according to Theo Paphitis. The product was a hit and she got more funding than she asked for from Duncan Bannatyne and James Caan, who now have a 22% equity in her company. It was great seeing every Dragon loving the product, smiling and providing Sharon with the support she will need for what is truly a great product. I’ll be following Sharon’s story and product more closely to see how it does. It’s great to see success stories in action. Congratulations to Sharon and your Magnamole™. I wish you all the best.