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Shaun Jackson, of DepthChargeDesign & Print meets Theo Paphitis of BBC’s Dragons’ Den
A RYEDALE businessman who deals with famous ‘faces’ was given a tip for success from a well-known celebrity.
Shaun Jackson, owner of DepthChargeDesign & Print in Kirkbymoorside, met Theo Paphitis, star of BBC’s Dragons’ Den, while he was filming in the area.
The entrepreneur stopped for a chat with Shaun about his latest business idea for celebrity and personalised facemasks.
“We are a relatively new family-run printing company involving myself, my wife Sharon, sister Gemma and friend Ben Pickles,” said Shaun. “Recently, we have found a niche in the market to make celebrity masks and it has really taken off with orders from across the country and all over the world.”
The company’s masks range from sporting personalities to television presenters, as well as personalised masks.
Shaun added: “We do a lot of orders for stag and hen parties, as well as weddings and other celebrations.
“There are more than 2,000 masks to choose from and the majority of masks are made by hand.”
Shaun said that during his chat with Theo, he had thanked him for turning down a business proposal on Dragons’ Den in 2010 for celebrity facemasks.
“Theo had all the time to talk to me and smiled for photos with people,” he said.
“He wished me luck for the future and added that if you work hard with a great idea, great things happen.”