A SUCCESSFUL Dragon's Den contestant has won backing from a Hampshire telecoms firm.

Darren Ridge and Aaron Brown, owners of Whiteley-based unified communications specialists Onecom, have declared themselves “in” by making a six-figure investment in on-the-road device repair service WeFix

The roving phone and tablet repair service was started by Oliver Murphy, who in 2014 secured a £50,000 investment from Dragons’ Den star Kelly Hoppen for his business, Reviveaphone, selling repair kits for water-damaged phones.

The company later bought back Hoppen’s shares as it evolved into a mobile repair service, and Oliver went looking for new backers to support his growth plans.

Following the Onecom investment, the company has been rebranded WeFix and, with help from its new backers, has already been successful in becoming the first Samsung-approved mobile repair service.

The first Samsung-branded van is now on the road in Hampshire.

WeFix has a fleet of vans fully kitted out as mobile phone and tablet repair workshop and offers a same-day service to fix cracked screens, camera faults and speaker issues within a one-hour window.

Darren Ridge said: “We see huge growth potential in WeFix, and that’s why Aaron and I have made a significant investment both in monetary terms and in terms of the benefit of our contacts and experience in growing businesses.

“The endorsement from Samsung has been a result of that, and Oliver’s success so far has proved that there is a huge market for WeFix’s services.

“There isn’t really anything else like it out there. Sorting out a repair for a cracked screen or faulty device can be incredibly frustrating and time-consuming. WeFix solves that problem by going straight to the customer with a fully kitted-out workshop in the van, and fixes it within the hour."

WeFix, based in Boreham, Essex, currently has 10 vans operating around London, Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Exeter, Coventry and Luton, completing around 1,000 repairs a month of Samsung and Apple devices

Oliver aims to have 100 vans on the road serving customers nationwide by 2020.

He said: “Darren and Aaron are passionate about mobile devices and growing businesses, and that’s why I felt they were perfect partners to make this investment in the future success and growth of WeFix.”