Sunday, January 3, 2010

Student Entrepreneur Makes Rich Gadgets Affordable

A UNIVERSITY student has set up a new business to bring the gadgets of the rich and famous to a wider market.

Tom Kadwill, 19, is in the early days of an online venture called Tekrux, supplying automated technology for lighting and other electrical appliances around the home.

He has two suppliers, one in the UK and another in the Netherlands. Their gadgetry enables people to use items such as a £15 keyring, which can operate lights and switch the television on or off.

Tom, of Harley Street, Leigh, said: “Usually this technology is found in rich homes, but my aim is to bring to everyone at a price they can afford.

“The keyring item can turn lights on as you arrive home at night and is more energy saving than leaving a light on while you are out.

“It’s good for older people and those with mobility problems. “My nan uses the light and TV controller from her bed.”

Tom, a former Deanes School pupil and Seevic student, also works part time at Little Havens Children’s Hospice.

He is currently studying for a degree in economics, at the University of Hertfordshire, and is into the second round of their Flare business competition, with a £15,000 prize up for grabs.

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