Rapstrap Ltd produce a range of patented plastic fastening straps known as rapstraps, which are sold all around the world.
In April 2008, Andy Harsley was invited to demonstrate the rapstrap to five of the UK's leading
entrepreneurs on the BBC TV show "Dragons' Den". The rapstrap impressed the panel, securing the assistance of multi-millionaire Dragons Duncan Bannatyne and James Caan, and also a new business partner – Peter Moule from their earlier “Chocbox” investment.
The company has since become increasingly busy, with enormous interest in the rapstrap coming from across the business spectrum; rapstrap is now expected to become the most successful venture ever to appear on the show.
We expect this rapid growth to continue over the next few years, and during this period, we plan to introduce additional versions of the product to cater for the many different market requirements we are encountering.
Andy is the inventor of the rapstrap technology and the founder of Kosine,
the R&D company behind the development of the straps. His academic
background is in physics, but over the last few years, Andy has branched out
into injection moulding and rapid prototyping.
Duncan Bannatyne, OBE, is a Scottish entrepreneur, philanthropist and
author. His business interests include health clubs, hotels, media, TV,
stage schools, property and transport.
James is one of the UK's most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs.
He is the founder and CEO of private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw,
based in Mayfair, London. The company specialises in advisory, buyouts,
venture capital, turnarounds and real estate investments and development
opportunities in both the UK and Europe.
Peter is the man behind revolutionising the electrical connector industry,
is an effervescent entrepreneur and creator of the innovative "Chocbox" -
a safe and simple solution to protect and insulate electrical connectors
negating the need for untidy electrical tape (which does not meet