Preston entrepreneur wins Dragon’s Den-style competition

Posted on - 7th October, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Competitions, Preston News
Craig with one of his BLOX trailers
Craig with one of his BLOX trailers

A Preston entrepreneur has seen his business idea come to life since winning a Dragon’s Den style competition in May.


Craig Wilson won the Cotton Court Start Up competition with his innovative business concept, BLOX Mobile Storage.

The competition saw entrepreneurs from across Lancashire pitch for a chance to win everything they need to start, build and expand their business.

Since winning the competition, Craig has launched BLOX, which involves the use of custom-built trailers to deliver and collect walk-in storage containers directly to and from customers’ doors.

Craig said: “The support from Cotton Court has been invaluable and enabled us to access services that there’s no way we could’ve afforded at such an early point in our business.

“We’ve had the guys at Napthens Solicitors making sure all of our legal stuff is okay, marketing help from the team at Invoke Media, and a priceless phone answering service to make sure we don’t miss any valuable calls.

“Self storage is highly competitive and it has been difficult to get the unique features of our service across to potential customers. The team at Cotton Court helped us out by getting the guys at Northern Heart Films to produce a great promo for us, which explains why mobile self storage is the easiest way to move goods into storage.”

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Craig pitching to a panel of experts
Craig pitched to a panel of experts

Craig is now planning a busy few months for BLOX.

He said: “We’ve got some great partnerships emerging with estate agents and building project managers, and it’s clear that people are beginning to see the benefits of our unique service.

“We hope to expand on our concept and provide an ever-improving affordable and convenient way for the people of Central Lancashire to move goods into storage!”

Find out more on the BLOX website.

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What do you think of Craig’s business idea? Let us know in the comments below.

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