Cannock business to appear on BBC's Money for Nothing

By Jordan Reynolds | Cannock | News | Published:

A Cannock business is set to appear on BBC's Money for Nothing this week.

Paul Parry set up Bad Dog Designs in 2014, a business which uses both upcycled electronics and new materials to make clocks.

Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis spotted Bad Dog Designs through his weekly Small Business Sunday initiative on Twitter, where he rewards entrepreneurs who send him a quick description of their business in 2016.

And now the company has filmed with the crew from Money for Nothing, a show where they take old items from the tip and pass them to creative people to turn into something useful, and then sell the item, with the profit going back to the person who originally threw it away.

The first episode involving Bad Dog Designs is set to appear on TV on Friday, followed by another show in the summer.

Paul said: "Back in 2016 we had been picked by Theo Paphitis as one of his winning small business Sunday companies. We make clocks out of upcycled technology and vintage items.

"Since then we have continued to grow and grow, still myself and the wife but we had to move out of the spare bedroom and we have a small factory unit just outside of Cannock.

"We were approached last year by the production team for BBC1's Money for Nothing.

"We filmed a couple of episodes, one for Series 6 which is broadcast this Friday and then one for Series 7 which goes out in the summer.

"We are the only people in the UK that makes these particular type of upcycled clocks, and we're right here in Cannock."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.


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