Rob Law MBE is the founder and CEO of Trunki, the brand behind the much-loved ride-on suitcase for tots. From one of the most famous rejects on BBC Dragons’ Den in 2006, Law has successfully built a team that has pioneered a new retail category of children’s travel products, designing and creating a range of innovative solutions that help families on the go.
Rob Law MBE, Founder and CEO
Since Trunki launched in May 2006, the company has sold 4 million suitcases in over 100 countries, with consumers spending over $200 million on his brand. Trunki employs 30 people at their funky head office in Bristol called The Mothership, and a further 50 people at its UK manufacturing and distribution facility – Magma Moulding – in Plymouth.
The company has won over 120 awards within the design, trade, consumer and business sectors, including reaching 42nd on The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and winning The National Business Awards SME of the Year.
Law originally hails from Chester and is 42 years old. He graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Product Design and has worked internationally, including periods in New York, Taiwan, Australia and for some of the UK’s leading design consultancies.
On New Year’s Day 2011, Law was awarded an MBE for Services to Business, and went on to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering from Bath University in 2015.
2006 – Trunki is founded.
Late 2006 – Into the Dragons Den.
2010 – BoostApak is launched.
2011 – 1 Million Trunki suitcases sold worldwide
2012 – Trunki is made in the UK.
2014 – UK warehouses expanded and Made for Me, the Trunki Customiser is launched.
Late 2014 – ToddlePak child reins and PaddlePak swimming bags are launched.
2015 – Into Supreme Court to protect our designs and intellectual property.
2016 – 10 year Anniversary.
2017 – ToddlePak Backpacks are launched
2019 – First Trunki is produced which glows in the dark, manufactured in the UK Skye the Spaceship Trunki