Dragons' Den star Peter Jones takes a £75,000 stake in WoodBlocX

Dragons' Den star Peter Jones has spent £75,000 to take a quarter stake in WoodBlocX, which makes a self-assembly system for creating raised beds and other garden features.

The business in Dingwall, Ross-Shire, said Jones was impressed with the system and wanted to help the company establish itself as a national brand.

"It is fantastic news" says WoodBlocX boss Henry Blake. "We are a family business and Peter’s support is fundamental in helping us take our product nationwide."

WoodBlocX sustainably-certified pine blocks with recycled plastic dowels can be used to make raised beds, seats, greenhouse bases, pond surrounds and retaining walls and steps.

Jones said: "I was impressed with the WoodBlocX pitch and happy to be a partner in such an exciting and versatile product.

"With a bit of help and guidance from my team and I we can transform WoodBlocX into a household gardening brand."

Entrepreneur and businessman Peter Jones has interests in mobile phones, television, media, leisure, and property and became a tv celebrity after appearing in BBC 2’s Dragons’ Den.


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