Take Cover. The Dragons are Coming

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Last night we took on the BBC's fiercest in the Dragon's Den and walked away with the support of two of the country's most successful entrepreneurs, Hilary Devey and Duncan Bannatyne.

Anne and Keith Proctor are the husband and wife team that faced the heat for Pro-Tec to represent our top selling bespoke caravan covers and motorhome covers. The pitch got underway to a nervy start but the two directors soon got into their stride when they were on familiar ground. When the Dragon's started to ask about the tailored covers their confidence won through.

Keith Proctor, Pro-Tec's Sales Director, explained "It was so strange to be in front of the people you have been watching on TV for years and no matter how much you prepare you can't help the nerves, though once they started to ask us about our products we relaxed because we are 100% sure of our covers".

Pro-Tec explained that the investment of 75,000 pounds that they were seeking would be used for new machines and techniques to further improve their leading product and more importantly they were seeking the opportunity to work with the Dragons to gain from their wide expertise to improve systems and open up new markets.

Peter Jones did not seem to see the strength of the product at first and compared it to a tarpaulin with poles and said that "it was a boring pitch" but all the Dragons' ears soon pricked up when they heard how long Pro-Tec had been making caravan and motorhome covers and the strength of the brand in the caravanning sector and Peter later said "I look a bit stupid now, I take it back.".

Eventually it got to the turn of Duncan and Hilary who questioned Anne and Keith on the details of the business. Pro-Tec were offered 75,000 pounds from both Dragons for a return of a 26pc share of the company to which they happily accepted.

Anne Proctor described the experience as "terrifying but thrilling at the same time".

A bright new future is about to start at Pro-Tec Covers and they cannot wait to work with Duncan and Hilary.

The Original Tailored Car Cover Company

Phew, just a quick note to let you know what we're up to. We've just finished the most successful show we've ever done in over 15 years manufacturing caravan and motorhome covers. The Motorhome and Caravan show at the NEC was an absolute triumph and the orders just keep rolling in.  We are doing our upmost to get the huge demand out to you ASAP though our waiting list is getting longer and longer.  If your not ordering this year due to the lead time then remember to beat the rush next year and try to get your orders in well before the winter.

Apologies to those who need their covers more urgently but demand is always immense at this time of year and this year even more than ever. We're afraid we don't offer an leap frog service as we feel that all of our clients orders are equally important and nobody likes somebody who jumps the queue. it's just not cricket.

We're sure that you now know we will be on the BBC on Dragons' Den on the 11th of November so don't forget to tune in and see Protec Covers in the Den on BBC2 at 9PM.

And if that wasn't enough our company directors, husband and wife team, Anne and Keith Proctor, just don't stop.  We're revving up for the NEC Classic Motor Show on the 16th-18th of November!!! Anne and Keith have joined forces with Covercraft to manufacture prestige car covers and bike covers here in the UK. Choose from a wide range of fabrics including the Covercraft exclusive, Weather Shield. With a huge database going back to 1890, Covercraft of Europe have got you covered. Visit us on stand 17T287 http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/

A Fantastic Motorhome & Caravan Show 2012


easy fit_exclusive2We're still trying to recover from the fantastic Motorhome and Caravan Show last week but boy was it worth it! After 15 years manufacturing caravan and motorhome covers we have just smashed all show sales records. A huge amount of fantastic feed back converted into orders.

The star of the show was the Exclusive Easy Fit System http://www.pro-teccovers.co.uk/index.php/products/protec-basic-caravan-cover Everybody agrees that this innovative system makes it so easy to get the cover on, making Protec Covers yet again the premier protective cover manufacturer.

Now we just need to get our heads down and get the covers out of the door!! Thanks again to everyone at the show for making us so proud to do what we do.  Don't forget to tune in on Sunday the 4th of November at 9.00PM on BBC2.

Motorhome & Caravan Show 2012

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Well it's that time of the year again and we're just getting ready to set off out of the door to head for Birmingham.  The Motorhome and Caravan Show 2012 opens its doors tomorrow at 10am till 6 and finishes on Sunday 21st.  You'll be able to catch up with us on stand 12-01 so come by and catch up on all the gossip from Protec Covers.

Tickets this year are only 7 pounds including parking and a show guide with plenty to see and do. All of the new 2013 models will be at the show so what are you waiting for?? See you there!

The Great Protec Cover Up

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We're getting really excited here at Protec Covers and we're like kids at Christmas time. At the NEC we'll be launching a brand new product range of covers which is going to be huge and we also have some news that we really hope to be able to unveil at the show though for now we must keep tight lipped but lets just say it's going to make headlines and it's going to shake up the cover manufacturing world.  Even more reasons to come and see us at the show.  We'll be on stand 12.01.  See you there!!