Providing an instant solution to an enduring problem, Gripit has been welcomed by tradespeople and DIYers alike. Gripit presents as a simple method of fixing heavy stuff to plasterboard through its ease of use and high performance compared to similar products on the market.
The Gripit Plasterboard Fixing was invented by Jordan Daykin in 2008 when he was just 13 years old. Daykin and his Grandfather had been trying to hang a curtain rail in his bedroom but struggled to find a plasterboard fixing that could do the job, despite numerous attempts. By 2012, with his product tested, refined and the patent secured, Daykin received his first Gripit order from a national retailer.
In 2014, and at the age of just 18, he became the youngest person to secure an investment through BBC’s Dragons Den. Although having no background herself in the DIY/Trade sector, Deborah Meaden spotted that Gripit solved a real problem at a price that made it very competitive.
Furthermore, she was investing in a young inventor who not only was able to come up with ideas but was willing and capable of turning them into a practical reality.
Meaden’s investment, together with two very successful crowd funding campaigns, allowed Daykin to move the business into a brand new 20,000 square foot premises in the Wiltshire countryside. This enabled manufacturing, distribution, and administration to be kept together under one roof.