The funky farm company start-up Walton Wood Farm based in Bailieboro near Peterborough is appearing on an upcoming episode of CBC's Dragons' Den.
Co-founder Leslie Scott pitched the Dragons in an episode set to air October 19th at 8 p.m. on a "Shop the Den" special.
The Dragons being pitched by Leslie
Walton Wood Farm, for the uninitiated, is a bath and beauty gift company that makes high quality gifts for hard-to-buy for men and women using great packaging and cheeky display copy. It has become a hit, with orders from around the world. Most recently, they just did a deal with a South African distributor.
Peter and Leslie Scott began their unique company about two years ago with the purpose of raising money to save their historic barns.
“We wanted to make high quality products using sustainable ingredients that are fun to give and great to use,” Leslie tells PTBOCanada. “Once we save our barns, we’ll help to save others.”
Walton Wood Farm
Leslie tells PTBOCanada this about her appearance on Dragons' Den...
"You know how women in horror films trip and lose a shoe while running from the guy with an axe? The musical score in the background is comprised of fifty screeching violins? That's what it's like going into the den. The big difference: if you make a giant misstep on national television, you will never escape an eternity of Google. That said, once it was over... well I guess I can't say much more than that right now. You'll have to tune into CBC on October 19th at 8 pm EST to find out. I can say, however, I did not fall down the stairs. That was one of my fears!"
Leslie pitching the Dragons'
We're looking forward to seeing the outcome from this episode. Whatever happens, this local company is already well on its way to being an international success story as it continues to scale.