Directors Gavin and Suzanne Naismith entered the Den looking for an investment of £80,000 for 15% of the company, to increase designs and help promote the "Picture Case" and "The Cuties and Pals" brands.
Unfortunately, BBC only showed 2 minutes of the hour and a half they were in the Den, but the general thoughts of all 5 Dragons was that the company had been successfully launched and was growing very well. They felt that our courageous duo did not need investment. “What are you doing here” asked Theo, “You are doing fantastically well!”. Theo felt we just need a helping hand from our Bank!
All the Dragons liked the products, especially Cheri the panda and Peko the penguin, “I’d buy one for my kids” said Peter Jones. It’s a shame they didn’t show Duncan Bannatyne with a Cutie back pack on and pulling his panda case along!!
Picture Case where the proud sponsors of Miss England and Mr England, and the final was held at The Hilton, Birmingham on 1st September.
Directors Suzanne and Gavin Naismith were at the event to present the prizes to the winners, Miss Nottingham Jessica Linley, pictured here with Suzanne and "Our Jason" off Corrie (Ryan Thomas) who will go on to the Miss World Competition, pulling our cases all the way to China. Mr England was won by local boy, Mr Birmingham Vaughan Bailey, a genuine nice guy, who we wish all the best for the future.
The event will be televised next week on the Active channel (Sky channel 281) so look out for us!
Picture Case can reveal that 2 new "Cuties" will be joining the rest of the Pals in November.
They will be Cazbi the bee and Pookie the pig, both coming as the other "Cuties", as a 2 piece combo of trolley case and back pack.
Unfortunately, to make way for them in our warehouse will be Pipi the owl, so if you have a Pipi, it’s now a collectable!
Another busy trade show at the NEC left us with a problem of lines selling out! A good problem I suppose, but we hate letting customers down.
The lines we sold out of are, "The Cuties and Pals" Pipi (CU-PIPI, now discontinued) Peko (CU-PEKO)and Cubbi (CU-CUBBI) which we hope to have back in stock mid Nov, plus Girls on tour 24"(TR0007-24), Union Jack 20"(NA0001-20), and Just Married bouquet(CE0001-20).
Our 2 ne "Cuties and Pals, Pookie and Cazbi were well received, with Cazbi just piping it for pre-orders which should be here mid November
Thanks to all our customers who came to see us, current and new, and good luck with our brand for Christmas.