Update on Dragon’s Den entrepreneur who won £100K investment for ‘magic whiteboard’…

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News of an entrepreneur who won £100,000 of investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis on BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den in 2008… Neil Westwood with Theo Paphitis

While working as a hospital trainer, Neil Westwood developed a re-useable, re-stickable, statically charged flexible Whiteboard, that helped him map out complex problems in a graphical form. Magic Whiteboard automatically sticks to any hard surface, presenting an ideal film to write on, eliminating the need for heavy easels and flip charts. The surfaces can be drawn upon then wiped clean and re-used.

A broad range of educational presentation materials will be on offer on a ‘buy one get one free promotion’ including Magic Whiteboard in two formats (A1 x 25 sheet roll at £32.90 and A4 x 20 sheets at £ 9.99), new Erasable Magic Sticky Notes (50 sheets for £4.99) plus Magic Blackboard (A1 x 10 sheets at £29.99 and A4 x 20 sheets at £9.99). The Blackboard sheets work with chalk markers (£6.99) while all of the others work with dry markers (£5.99).

In addition, there is Magic Blackout Blind, a temporary blackout window covering, that helps reduce unnecessary light in classrooms, so that teachers and students can see the interactive whiteboard better (10-sheet roll at £33.00). The Blackout has been recommended by Which?, Good Housekeeping and the Oprah Winfrey show.

Neil Westwood is a believer in lifelong learning and offers contributions to lessons, free of charge, via Skype. The most recent talk took place yesterday with students doing GCSE business at Writhlington School, Radstock, Near Bath. Mr Paul Mann, Head of Business Studies, organised the session with the Magic Whiteboard team. The hour-long class covered what is involved in setting up a new business and the traits required of successful entrepreneurs.

www.magicwhiteboard.co.uk will be on display at the BETT show at EXCEL London taking place from January 30th to Feb 3rd.

About Alison Smith-Squire

Alison Smith-Squire is a writer, journalist and media agent selling exclusive real life stories to newspapers, magazines and TV. She owns the sell my story website Featureworld.co.uk, which was set up to help ordinary people sell their stories to the press.

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