Blackpool company Cubbies plans new product launch with help of university clinic

By Dean

29 Jul 2016

[caption id="attachment_70939" align="f-align-medium-right f-align-center" width="159"] Cubbies' Lee White says he is planning a new product launch and will take on three new members of staff[/caption]

Blackpool based toy company, Cubbies, is planning a new product launch after receiving a boost from UCLan’s Innovation Clinic.

Set up by Lee White in 2013, Cubbies sells a range of soft toys which independent embroiders can buy and turn into personalised toys.

He said: “The Innovation Clinic has been very supportive in helping get this new product off the ground. Together we came up with the concept and how it might look. They also developed CAD images and pattern designs and have supported me to produce a prototype at UCLan, which I am now using to show factories for production. I am just finalising the updated designs and we hope to launch the range by the end of the year.

Iain Martin, project manager at the UCLan Innovation Clinic, added: “Our work with Cubbies started with support to evolve the core teddy range and led to us working alongside Lee on designing a totally new product range -this is a great example of how one element of business support can springboard on to other areas making sure businesses receive the best support to reflect their plans. “We’re incredibly pleased that Lee can now use the prototype we developed to show factories and when the product is launched it’s sure to be a hit with children across Lancashire and beyond.”

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