The emotional crew of Dragons’ Den put down their fires tonight (Thursday, June 24, 2021) as a budding entrepreneur reveals the heartbreaking reason she started her company Mini First Aid.
Theo Paphitis stands up for Peter Jones again, joining the regular Dragons Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Sara Davies.
So what is Kate Ball’s Pitch Mini First Aid and the real reason she started the company?
Here is everything you need to know.
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Dragon’s Lair Playground: Mini First Aid
Kate and Matt Ball are the last budding entrepreneurs to introduce their business in episode 12.
And it’s definitely a case of last but not the least.
The mom and dad of six – EEK! – present their family business Mini first aid.
In fact, they are taking four of their very cute children to do a first aid demonstration.
Kate Ball launched Mini First Aid in January 2014 and offers parents and carers high quality first aid courses for babies and children.
They also offer classes for toddlers.
It is remarkable to see how the little ball kids know how to give first aid.
Kate insists, “Learning to save a life is really the most important thing you can ever learn.”
Kate Ball, founder of Dragons’ Den Mini First Aid
Seeing the potential for growth, Kate began franchising the company in 2015.
It now has over 60 franchisees across the country.
Your award-winning courses are held in a relaxed and comfortable style.
Mini First Aid offers a range of courses across the UK for the whole family – parents, grandparents, carers and for children ages three and up – training them in basic and life saving first aid.
Kate won the 2017 NatWest Everywoman Award for Inspirational Business Women
Rugby star Jonny Wilkinson and his wife Shelley vouch for the company after using it.
They say, “We are so glad we did a mini first aid course.
“We enjoyed the course, found it very useful and feel much better prepared in preparation for the birth of our baby.”
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Dragons’ Den Mini First Aid – what happened to Kate Ball’s brother?
Kate reveals that her brother died when the first people on the scene were young and couldn’t do CPR because they didn’t know how to do it.
Kate’s brother Matt had a heart condition called cardiomyopathy, but he never knew he was sick.
She says, “The first time he found out about his illness was cardiac arrest.
“He was surrounded by young people who had just graduated from college.
“He collapsed and they stayed behind trying to guess what to do about CPR.
“It was tragic because I lost my brother.”
Matt was just 23 years old when he died.
Dragons’ Den introduces episode 12
First, music inventor Tony McNally from Northumbria shows his drum training device.
The music entrepreneur pitches TonAlly, which he believes is “much more than an exercise block”.
The former session musician – for Nik Kershaw, T’Pau and The Blow Monkeys – shows off his slotted device which he believes will help young drummers straighten their sticks.
Next up is Los Angeles-born Pia Varma, who introduces her culinary alcohol range Just a splash.
With MasterChef finalist Yann Florio, she takes a little sweetener with her.
Just a Splash is their range of alcohol pouches for cooking.
It’s available in five flavors – Marsala, Sherry, Rum, Brandy, and Port.
Third is the Spanish entrepreneur Sandra Blanco, who presents her floral headgear for special occasions.
Your business Sophie and Luna London sells full floral headbands from £ 38 to £ 380.
Finally, Gaynor Saunders presents her prototype of a shoe mechanism.
Your company Everything revolves around shoes holds the world’s first and only global patent for a sliding mechanism in a shoe.
Dragons’ Den continues on BBC One on Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at 9 p.m.
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