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Having started his first business at 12, Jordan 22 is now a serial young entrepreneur having taken a garden shed invention to a £20 million pound global business. He now has a collective of business’ in a range of industries. His most recent acquisition being Vehicle Preparation Services Ltd (VPS), to which he acquired during Q1 of 2018.

Providing an instant solution to an enduring problem, Gripit has been welcomed by tradespeople and DIYers alike. Gripit presents as a simple method of fixing heavy stuff to plasterboard through its ease of use and high performance compared to similar product on the market.

The Gripit Plasterboard Fixing was invented by Jordan Daykin in 2008 when he was just 13 years old. Daykin and his Grandfather had been trying to hang a curtain rail in his bedroom but struggled to find a plasterboard fixing that could do the job, despite numerous attempts. By 2012, with his product tested, refined and the patent secured, Daykin received his first Gripit order from a national retailer.

GRIPIT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN 5,000+ NATIONAL AND INDEPENDENT TRADE & DIY STORES ACROSS THE UK, AS WELL AS THE US, CANADA, EUROPE, UAE, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.


In 2014, and at the age of just 18, he became the youngest person to secure an investment through BBC’s Dragons Den. Although having no background herself in the DIY/Trade sector, Deborah Meaden spotted that Gripit solved a real problem at a price that made it very competitive.

Furthermore, she was investing in a young inventor who not only was able to come up with ideas but was willing and capable of turning them into a practical reality.

Meaden’s investment, together with two very successful crowd funding campaigns, allowed Daykin to move the business into a brand new 20,000 square foot premises in the Wiltshire countryside. This enabled manufacturing, distribution, and administration to be kept together

GRIPIT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN 5,000+ NATIONAL AND INDEPENDENT TRADE & DIY STORES ACROSS THE UK, AS WELL AS THE US, CANADA, EUROPE, UAE, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.


VPS is an independent number plate manufacturer with its own manufacturing facilities in the south West of England. The company has a modern 24,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility for impact modified acrylic plates at Portbury, Bristol, with a current production capacity of 2.3 million plates per annum using the very latest laser cutting technology ensuring high accuracy and consistency.

VPS also offers a readymade plate service being able to offer a production capacity of 1,600 sets of plates per day with a guaranteed next day delivery. In addition, VPS also has the very latest Arburg plastic moulding machines and screw & cap packaging machines at its associated company site in Wiltshire.


Founded by Serial Entrepreneur Jordan Daykin, founder and CEO of Gripit Fixing (One of Dragons Den’s biggest success stories). At Ideas Magnet, we recognise that great ideas are often conceived out of necessity, where a novel solution can immediately help improve or solve a problem.

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