Cirencester businessman and entrepreneur, Nigel Chute, who has been developing, protecting and exploiting new product opportunities for decades is now on the hunt for new inventors he can help to bring their innovations to life.
Nigel is planning ‘An Inventor’s Response to Covid” which will offer guidance to inventors in key areas such as sales, producing prototypes, copyright protection, licensing rules and regulations, funding, publicity and marketing.
Nigel has been involved with many successful products during his career, including a multi-award winning product which protects callers from nuisance calls. trueCall is the brainchild of inventors, John Price and Steve Smith, and has shown in trials that it can block more than 95 per cent of nuisance and cold calls.
Nigel, who owns Chute Design, said: “I carried out the industrial design and 3D CAD modelling for this product that featured on BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den and it won investment from Dragon, Peter Jones. It won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2016.
“This is just one of many inventions and designs that I have been involved with over the years, and it occurred to me that, after having endured three lots of Lockdown, there must be many new designers and inventors out there that have created new, innovative products, but don’t know what to do next, how to produce them or offer them to the commercial market.”
During the first lockdown of 2020, Nigel collaborated with four other local business people on the Cotswold Challenge venture that aspired to help 15-19 year old students who had missed out on their GCSEs or A-Levels. Nigel said: “The Cotswold Challenge was a huge success especially in the Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking category where some of the ideas and creations by these youngsters were simply outstanding. I have been helping some of the talented students expand their ideas and develop them as a lucrative business.”