A few people and I were able to get an Innovator Visa business plan to come to the UK. We came up with a special type of camera and were granted entry into the country so that we could start our business and bring the product the market. It took a few years to turn the camera into a working product based on the blueprints that we drew up. Once we had a working prototype in our hands, the rest of our plans just fell into place like dominoes. The first thing we did upon arriving in the UK was go out to dinner to celebrate our plans moving forward.
The parts for the camera came from various places all over the world, because some of the parts weren’t manufactured in the UK. Assembling one of the cameras takes about 10 minutes, and it moves down an assembly line where all of the pieces are screwed into place. The camera has software that must be installed before it is put into a package. The software must be put on by hand, and once it’s done, a test picture is taken to make sure that the camera is actually working properly. The packaging is made of recycled materials for a positive environmental impact.
On the first week of production of the camera, it was sent to stores to be sold, and it was sold out at the end of the week. We were surprised that the camera was able to move so many units in just the first week. We thought that our start would be a little more modest, but we were proud of the results. We had to increase production so that we would be able to meet the demands of all of the customers who wanted to buy the camera.