Wray may not have impressed the Dragons on Monday night but he?s selling his brand of rotating skewer BBQs internationally, including to the most BBQ-mad countries in the world. The idea for BarbeSkew came about two years ago when he went to a friend?s house where they were using a small Greek-Cypriot BBQ with rotating skewers. ?I tasted some of the food and it was phenomenal,” Wray says. “I asked where I could get my hands on one and they said they were as rare as gold dust.? Wray spotted a niche in the market so quit his job and came up with a design. ?I had tried to get some from Cyprus but they nearly had a heart attack when I asked for 2,000 of them! They told me they were made by old men in the hills,? he recalls. Instead, Wray found a manufacturer in China with the help of a friend who had experience sourcing goods in the country. Today, BarbeSkew has sold ?250,000 worth of stock. ?We?re actually going to make a smaller BBQ,? Wray says. ?It?ll come out next year.?Buying goods from China to UK ?The Dragons suggested it. They thought a half price one would virtually dominate the BBQ market so I took their advice!? Picture source
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