Dragon’s Den tested out Henfield man’s paper creations

TV pundits questioning Henfield entrepreneur Brian Smith on BBC’s Dragons’Den found themselves facing an amusing paper-folding challenge as they made their own images into finger puppets.

Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones,Theo Paphitis and Deborah Meaden enjoyed folding the specially created ‘Pop-ettes’ in the show broadcast at the weekend. The latest Pop-ette characters come from Henfield creator Brian (author name Philip Craik), publisher of ‘The World of Popagami’ – a fun activities book for children, packed with colourful animals folded from a single sheet of printed paper.

Brian is a former chemistry teacher and engineer and is a science technician at Ardingly College in Sussex.

“I created special sheets of the Dragons themselves for the show,” said Brian. “I think they were surprised by the whole business idea and had some useful advice.”