James Flawith’s pitch in the Dragons’ Den will air next month on CBC.

Pitch to Dragons to air on TV

By Scott Stanfield

Record staff

A Comox man who pitched an idea in the Dragons’ Den will appear on an episode of the popular show Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. on CBC Television.

James Flawith is the inventor of Lil Worker Safety Gear, high-visibility children’s clothing designed to protect kids from careless drivers, and from getting lost. The idea sprouted when he couldn’t find safety gear for his three young boys. So he made it himself.

“Keeping kids safe has taken me on a wild ride,” said Flawith, the owner of Precision Tree Services. “I’ve been getting a ton of support across Canada. Needless to say, there are a lot of people who want to protect their children’s priceless lives.”

Lil Worker Safety Gear made the top five for Best Concept in the last Small Business BC Awards. Flawith also won the Young Entrepreneur category at this year’s Chamber of Commerce Community Awards.