ROTAIRE HAS BEEN ON THE TV AGAIN!
The Dryline and its inventor was featured on BBC 2 Dragons' Den. The influence is spreading! The Dragons didn't like the idea but hey, what do they know about laundry? A lot of you viewers could see it made sense.....As one customer wrote:"My wife has been so impressed with the opportunity to dry our clothes in all weathers – living in Glasgow, all weather is mostly rain – that we decided to invest in a Rotaire. In spite of the “dragons” comments we don’t see your product as an eyesore, but simply a great invention to the meet the needs of ordinary working families,"
NEW WEBSITE IN JANUARY
At last we will be changing to our new website. We hope the site will give you more and better access across platforms, and make it easier to choose your ideal Dryline. The address will be the same, www.rotaire.com, but the style will be much more modern.
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS -
There's no better way of appreciating the quality and effectiveness of the Dryline than at an Exhibition. It's important to feel the materials, see the workmanship and judge how it will work for you.
We showed the Dryline at the RHS Malvern Autumn Show in September and at the Grand Designs Live! Show from at Birmingham's NEC in October. We met Kevin and the Dryline is on his list when he picks his top ten Green Heroes for 2015 next year. See http://www.granddesignslive.com/
Based on the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, the Grand Designs event was packed with over 500 exhibitors, across six different sections, covering interiors, gardens, food and housewares, kitchens and bathrooms, home improvement, self-build, renovations, technology and shopping.
This will be really exciting for us, but what's got our imaginations going wild is that we will be exhibiting at the Chicago International Home and Housewares Show from March 7th to 10th 2015. Chicago, Chicago, that wonderful town! Chicago, Chicago I'll show you around...
America is a huge market and distribution over there will be a massive increase in our turnover. Only trade customers are allowed in and we just need the right person in the right place to take the Rotaire to another level, and make use of the US Patent that cost us so much.
Even the most fervent climate change deniers now have to admit that what we do to the atmosphere rebounds on us. It is time we started to address the problem seriously....A Dryline is a start towards the GREEN LIFESTYLE.
ROTAIRE - AS SEEN ON TV! -
The Dryline and its inventor were featured on BBC 1 Midlands Today. Then they were on Dragons' Den. The influence is spreading! The Dragons didn't like the idea but a lot of you viewers could see it made sense.....
THE DRYLINE WAS ON DRAGONS' DEN AND CHATTY MAN with Alan Carr -
Alan loved it. He thought the Dryline was a great idea that they had wrongly trashed.
As one customer wrote:"Dragons Den were mean to you, and you did not stand up for yourself enough! of course people put washing out when the weather is good, THEN THEY HAVE TO GO OUT TO WORK OR WHATEVER!!! the washing is then protected under the cover, we do not think it looks unsightly and is such a good idea, we are always passing on your name, the Dragons probably never have to put washing out for themselves!!!"
ROTAIRE WINS BEST PRODUCT AND SENIOR ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD -
The Dryline won the Prince's Trust PRIME Awards for Best Product and Senior Entrepreneur of the Year. The cash prize and handsome trophies were awarded at a ceremony held in the BT Centre near St Paul's, London.
THE DRIVE TO EXPORT -
The past year has seen the Dryline on a drive towards export, and we have sold to Ireland and Europe, and now we have the USA in our sights. This would not have been possible without the help of UKTI; the UK Trade and Investment authority, and the Passport to Export scheme which has greatly assisted us, and for which we thank them. At last, government assistance that really works for the business! Our thanks go to Nick Corley and Peter Willis of the West Midlands UKTI.
We are grateful for funding fromt he Central TEchnology Belt and Touch Digital for a funded animated video that is now in production for release in Spring.
CAT LIKES DRYLINE
The Centre for Alternative Technology has had the Rotaire Dryline on display for over six years in the Eco Home garden at Macchynlleth. Using a Dryline is an easy way to put theory into practice, saving energy and saving money. You may not be able to afford Solar or a wind farm but you can afford a Dryline.
RECOMMENDED IN THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, DAILY MAIL, PRIMA, MONEYSAVINGSUPERMARKET AND OTHERS -
The Dryline has twice been recommended as a "Best Buy" by the Sunday Telegraph and was featured in the Daily Mail and Prima magazine for its energy saving, ease of use and practicality. It has also been recommended in Martin Lewis's and other money saving websites.
WE LOVE IT WHEN CUSTOMERS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH US - here are some more.
"It's a brilliant idea & I have to say I am delighted with it. Thank you."
"This is the best money saving gadget I have ever purchased (& I've notched up a few!). I am parent to 2 disabled teens & the washing machine & therefore the tumble drier are usually always on the go here. The last three quarters electricity bills (autumn, winter & spring) have gone down because I just never use the tumble drier anymore so I am seriously considering selling it. The neighbours have gone from being highly amused by it, to asking me where I got it. It's become beloved of the cats and dog too - somewhere dry & warm to sit. Thank you again for saving me serious amounts of money."
"The Dryline has to be the BEST thing I've bought. just taken delivery of a new deluxe one after my previous one wore out; its the most fabulous thing and all my neighbours are jealous so am handing out leaflets about it"
"I bought one of these Dryline rain covers from you a good few months ago and I have to say that it is the best thing i have ever bought.Through all the rain down pores,and floods that we have had I have still hung out my washing on the line and it has dried."
"Many thanks for prompt delivery of my order. Carrier delivered Monday mid morning and item was installed and laundry dried before teatime!!!!!"
"A brilliant product! When I purchased it my wife was a bit skeptical as to whether it would keep any washing dry in a rain storm. She has now been convinced of how good this product is. There is no no fear of leaving washing out on a showery day and go to work not knowing if the washing will be wet or dry on return home. It always is dry. If you are considering buying one of these just do it. You will see the rewards very soon. As an aside they make great sun shades! Two items in one. Don't dither, buy it now."
"I am so grateful and amazed to find a company like yours that deals with problems so efficiently and courteously. Thank you so much - your customer service is second to none!!"