An entrepreneur saw success on BBC TV show Dragons’ Den recently with a gadget aimed specifically at anglers.
Millions tuned in to watch Spencer Turner demonstrate his unique, all-new gas camping stove, a device that gives anglers the ability to recharge their phones and other mobile devices whilst making tea or cooking meals whilst out fishing from the bank.
The former medical gas engineer put together a typical overnight fishing scene for the entrepreneurs to demonstrate his product, which comes equipped with a hand USB charger.
After he was able to initially impress the Dragons on the BBC show, he had offers from 3 of the 5 – Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones and the latest Drago, Touker Suleyman.
Spencer, who comes from Dorset, decided on an investment from Peter Jones, who had offered £45,000 for a 25% stake in the company, named Tegoloy, which has already begun signing deals with well-know tackle shop chains to retail the product.
“Not only did I get interest from anglers at the NEC Gadget Show, but during my research I contacted angling organisations and met fishermen and those who knew anglers that would really benefit from the product.
“The stove is yet to hit the shelves, but I’ve already had interest from retailers thanks to help from Peter and not just in angling but camping too.”