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01 Feb 2024

Glampitect’s Choice Award Winner Secures Dragons Den Investment

Glampitect’s Choice Award Winner Secures Dragons Den Investment

One of our exhibitors, Glampitect, can be seen on BBC's Dragons Den. From starting with a humble at-home glamping site in the back garden to the flourishing Secret Garden Glamping Site, boasting 12 bespoke units nestled in a woodland setting. With a remarkable achievement of maintaining 100% occupancy since its opening, it's no surprise that the earliest available weekend must now be booked over two years in advance!

Derry, the Secret Garden Glamping owner embarked on his glamping venture from his garden in Wigan. After gaining viral attention on social media, he has soared to glamping success, achieving 100% occupancy booked two years in advance.

The Dragons Den Pitch

Derry took the stage on BBC's Dragons Den, seeking a £100K investment for a 5% equity stake. His woodland glamping site and 5-star retreat caught the attention of the dragons. 

The Dragons were intrigued by Derry's story, with Peter Jones expressing awe at the journey.

Derry, a former transport business owner with no background in building, invested over half a million of his own money into the project, resulting in a projected revenue of £1.1 million for 2024. 

Deborah Meaden, impressed with Derry's fresh perspective, made a ground-breaking offer of all the money for 5% equity.

Other dragons, Peter Jones, Sara Davies, and Touker Suleyman, followed suit. The dragons' overwhelming response left Derry speechless. To watch this episode, you can view on demand via BBC iPlayer here.

READ GLAMPITECT'S STORY

Did you miss the show last year? No problem! You can still experience their stand virtually here.

Glampitect will be exhibiting in Farm Business Diversification for their fourth year on the 6 and 7 November, 2024.

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