Gadget man John has all the right connections

John Darwood launches his online business
John Darwood launches his online business

A Wellingborough man has the right connections to make his new venture a success.

John Darwood has started Connect My Gadget, which helps people to connect their gadgets to other gadgets with the minimum of fuss.

John, who has worked in technology for RS Components, Argos and Belkin, said: “The idea came to me while I was working at Belkin when I realised people have lots of gadgets but are not always 100 per cent sure what they need to connect to another device.

“I set up a spreadsheet listing all the cables and adapters needed for every device and went from there.

“Now if someone wants to connect their smartphone to their TV they can use my website to see what they need and buy it from me.

“I hope to capture the market that wants a quick solution as they don’t have the time to do the research themselves, and I’m always ready to give help and advice.

“When I first told my friends that I was thinking of setting up on my own they said I was mad but I think they are envious of me now.

“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I’d advise anyone who has a business idea to give it a go – setting up on your own is much easier than I thought it would be, there is so much help and information available.

“This country is very supportive of small businesses.”

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