Dragons' Den star buys Robert Dyas

Press Association
Theo Paphitiis
Theo Paphitiis

Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has bought the 140-year-old hardware retailer Robert Dyas in a deal understood to be worth about £10 million.


Mr Paphitis, who is chairman of stationery chain Ryman but more well-known for his long-standing role on the BBC entrepreneurship series, acquired the 96-strong chain through his wholly-owned company Gladys Emmanuel.