Slotzz iPad cases Win Grand Idea Award

Young entrepreneurs from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne are winner of this months Shell Live Wire awards for their business Slotzz. The award is to expand the Slotzz iPad and MacBook cover range to include monogramming as one of the customisation options.
Feb. 7, 2011 - PRLog -- Slotzz, a bespoke iPad, iPhone and MacBook case manufacturer based in Newcastle, UK, is one of this months Shell Live Wire Grand Ideas award winners. The Live Wire scheme is sponsored by oil giant Shell and aims at developing early stage businesses run by young entrepreneurs by giving them the chance at grabbing a £1000 cash injection.

Simon Barker and Leonie Cunnington pitched their latest business development idea for Slotzz in last months Live Wire video pitches. They already make one of the world’s most unique and customised cases and now they intend to add monogramming and branding services to their offering.

Cunnington explains how the business works: “Each case is made to order, using our unique online design studio you can interactively design and visualise your case before ordering.”

“Many customers have been asking about extra personalisation options beyond the material choices recently so we have been exploring monogramming options. We’ve found something that works fantastically well and we will use this money to push it market.” Barker said when explaining how the money will be used.

Trend Bible have cited 2011 as the year of handcrafted British products and Cunnington says they are certainly feeling the effects of this trend. As predicted customers are searching for high end unique British products to take the place of the mass produced far eastern imports seen in recent years. Slotzz certainly fill this niche and with the option of monogramming they offer a unique product.

It appears that they have had many requests for branding opportunities for high end corporate gifts and merchandise so the money will be used to expand this new and unique aspect of the business. Both of these young entrepreneurs believe that Shell Live Wire is a fantastic opportunity for young entrepreneurs and encourage people to apply:

“Even if you don’t win it’s a fantastic scheme and the contacts you make are great” said Barker.

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Slotzz makes the worlds most customised, handmade iPad, iPhone and MacBook cases of people who want something more special than the average case.
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