Gary Giles of OGEL

Gary Giles, the Founder of OGEL he got investment on the day from the North East's own manufacturing queen Sara Davies, who also teamed up with Tej Lalvani.

OGEL is one of the UK's most premium and innovative garden room manufacturers

This is a great podcast for Manufacturing enthusiasts, SME Owners, and Dragons Den lovers!

We discuss -

  • What does being a leader mean to you?
  • The Early Years
  • Construction sites
  • The vision for OGEL
  • Where it all started
  • Dragons Den – How it came about / The Process (Always Check your SPAM!)
  • Life after the den
  • Utilising opportunities in the pandemic (work-from-home pods)
  • Crowdfunding and business plans
  • Managing the business and the pressure that comes with it
  • The North East community and funding
  • 3 Things that makeup a good leader
  • Advise your younger self
  • Next few years for OGEL