We finally made it. This week Dream-Racer is being shown to the general public, healthcare and occupational therapy professionals at Naidex 2007 (NEC Birmingham) and Special Needs North (GMEX Manchester).
Leading up to these two exhibitions we asked Quality Enabling Devices Ltd to act as the distributor of Dream-Racer and to introduce our radio controlled technology to special needs children and young adults in the UK and Ireland.
QED is a family business led by managing director Richard Bullock. They manufacture and distribute a large range of innovative products for people with special needs from their headquarters in Gosport, Hampshire. We first met them at the Special Needs Fringe Exhibition in January. Over the next few months got to know Richard and Nadine Farris (sales director) liked their approach, their enthusiasm for Dream-Racer and the other ideas we are working on.
With Richard and Nadine leading the commercial introduction of Dream-Racer we should have more time to focus on completing the development work required for Dream-Gamer. We also have an early stage concept for a PC accessory we plan to scope out.
With QED focused on UK and Ireland my next commercial challenge is to identify potential distributors across the rest of Europe. Interestingly, my visit to Naidex today already pointed me in the direction of two companies, one in Denmark and the other in Sweden that have similar expertise to QED.
Now I’m wondering what I’ll find Manchester.