Professional wood and gas stone oven manufacturer, Gozney, is launching a crowdfunding campaign in early June through equity platform Crowdcube to deliver the business’s ambitious growth plans.
The campaign seeks to raise £500,000 in order to accelerate the British company’s expansion into key overseas territories and launch new, innovative products.
Since its 2011 inception by inventor and entrepreneur Tom Gozney, Gozney Group has become well known for premium restaurant pizza ovens and residential fire and stone ovens.
The business has recently been ranked number 12 on the Sunday Times WorldFirst SME Export Track 100 – gaining recognition for its international growth. The brand has supplied to major chains including Franco Manca, Pizza Pilgrims and Homeslice.
The company’s growth was fuelled by the 2016 launch of Roccbox, said to be the world’s first portable fire and stone oven, helping budding entrepreneurs start up their own businesses and bringing Neapolitan style pizza to the masses in the comfort of their own gardens across the UK, Europe, US, Canada and Australia.
Roccbox is now targeting the £7.6bn BBQ, al fresco dining and entertainment market that can suffer from limited options beyond the traditional BBQ.
In addition to supporting international expansion, the campaign funding will focus on new product development. This includes a range of premium-grade ovens with application for home and restaurant use, as well as a ‘disruptive’ range of related products for outdoor dining and the B2B market.
Tom Gozney, founder and CEO at Gozney said: “Gozney is the true pioneer in the art of fire and stone cooking. Our vision is to bring people together to share unique cooking and dining experiences. We’ve reached an exciting juncture in this journey and are excited to deliver the next stage of growth for the business.
“We’re confident that this crowdfunding campaign will take us one step closer to realising our ambitions by enabling the delivery of the products our consumers want. It also gives our audiences the opportunity to become an integral part of the company’s future and success. We truly believe that Gozney ovens are inspiring a food revolution and with new markets opening and products in the pipeline – the future of Gozney is looking bright.”