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The Xpanda Bra Story as featured on Sky Tv

16 May The Xpanda Bra Story as featured on Sky Tv

(16/05/2014)

Declan McDonnell, from Northern Ireland believes his involvement with the show really broadened his horizons for his products potential. He is owner and inventor of the Xpanda Bra, a maternity nursing bra with adjustable cup sizes, which enables it to fit not only throughout the pregnancy, but throughout breastfeeding too, adapting along with your changing body.

Declan was the only contestant from Ireland that was invited to take part in “Make Me a Millionaire Inventor”, a new feel-good business series which delves into the patent archives in search of some of the many brilliant inventions that haven’t yet fulfilled their full potential.

He explained he had to go through a few stages of mentoring to get him ready for his final pitch to potential investors and industry buyers, who were ready to fund production and help the inventors hit the high street.

Speaking after his participation on the show, Declan said: “I was astonished when the presenters arrived on my doorstep out of the blue and explained to me that they would work with me on my patent idea as part of the programme. My involvement with the show has been really enjoyable and informative, and has really broadened my horizons about the potential for my product and the business overall.”
After the offer on the series Declan said that he decided not to accept the investment as he felt it was too big of a stake of the company to give away.
but he has disclosed that since the filming of the programme and it being aired he was approached by another private investor who has offered to put in £250,000 to fund manufacturing and help the company be put where it should be.

He states that just around 6-8 weeks ago he signed an agreement with the new investor and already big changes have happened from the changing of the company name and it becoming a limited company to a relaunch of their new online website .He said that involvement with the new investor has really made him get out and start expanding his business and work on getting their product out into more retailers.

At present Xpanda Bra can be bought in 8 stores in Northern Ireland and 1 in Southern Ireland which are in 5, S.D Kells stores, Bey-Bee Irvinetsown, The Lingeriie Room Dungannon , Orchid lingerie Belfast and McElhinneys Ballbofey Donegal. It can also be bought online from www.xpandabra.com , Amazon UK. Amazon fr or Amazon de.

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