Interview at Telford Business Chamber

Interview at Telford Business Chamber

Ben Coates founded the Telford Business Chamber in order to promote and help businesses in the Telford area.  It has established a Telford Business Hub which has 25 serviced offices located in the heart of Telford Town Centre opposite the new Southwater development....
There’s an invention in each of us

There’s an invention in each of us

It is often said that there is a novel in all of us.  I would suggest the same is true for inventions.  When you have a keen interest in a particular activity, pastime or occupation, it is almost inevitable that after some time, the experience leads to an awareness of...
Attending Telford Business Growth Hub Launch

Attending Telford Business Growth Hub Launch

On Friday I popped in to the Telford Business Growth Hub.  Steve Hill from Telford Council’s Business Support Team had made us aware of it at a Federation of Small Business Networking Event in Telford.  The launch of the Hub is tomorrow at the Telford Business...
Great ideas need a Spark

Great ideas need a Spark

I played basketball for a team based in East London and it wasn’t unusual for our coach to use substitution, strategically to break the flow of the opposition when they were on a roll. For it to work, the sub had to be off the bench, at the officiating table and...
New addition to the family of textile fasteners

New addition to the family of textile fasteners

100 years after the modern zip was developed and 40 years after the introduction of hook and loop fasteners, there is a new addition to the family of textile fastener options. The need for speed The Ovalap® is the brain-child of Sid Edwards, the onetime active...
Protected: Business Plan

Protected: Business Plan

Our mission is to share the wealth of possibilities that emerge from the simplicity of the Ovalap® design. RipSeam Business Plan Revision 3 - Final (892 KB) Telford Business Summit and launch of the Telford Business Growth Hub Agenda (70...
British product aims to end zip-related genital injury

British product aims to end zip-related genital injury

The RipSeam fastener provides a safe solution for an estimated 450 men and boys who suffer zip-related genital injury every year across the UK.  These are just the cases the result in a visit to hospital.  The risk is eliminated for other, less serious, incidents that...
RipSeam start-up wins investment and bespoke support

RipSeam start-up wins investment and bespoke support

Great news! I have been selected as a finalist in the Design Council Spark programme which was set up to uncover the UK’s next great inventions. I founded RipSeam Ltd. late in 2013 with help from Birmingham City University’s Interiors & Lifestyle...
RipSeam shortlisted for prestigious competition

RipSeam shortlisted for prestigious competition

I am very pleased to announce that my RipSeam product idea has been selected among the top 30 applicants in this year’s Design Council Spark Project. It now stands a chance to win a place on a 20 week bespoke support programme, as well as up to £65,000...

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