Dragons Den last night - Michael North - Olive Oil man

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  12th Aug 2008 - 12:47 12th Aug 2008
Ian Driscoll
Ian Driscoll

Dragons Den last night - Michael North - Olive Oil man

Michael came along to some 4N meetings in the Spring - Street, Bridgwater & Yeovil and displayed the passion for his subject that he showed last night on Dragons Den.

You can watch (again) on BBC i-player - Michael is up first

  12th Aug 2008 - 13:53 12th Aug 2008
Julian Wellings
Expertise on Tap

Episode 4 - New Series

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dragonsden/&embedPageUrl=http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00d0vm3&playlist=http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/playlist/b00d0vm3&config=http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/iplayer/config.xml&config_settings_skin=silver&config_settings_suppressRelatedLinks=true&config_plugin_autoResumePlugin_recentlyPlayed=false" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" wmode="default" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" name="bbc_emp_embed_emp" id="bbc_emp_embed_emp" src="http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/player.swf?revision=4152b" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
6 days left to watch (or download at BBC iPlayer).
  12th Aug 2008 - 14:11 12th Aug 2008
Dean Fosbury
Calypso Imports Limi...

Really really interesting. I love the "Club" idea.

Ian do you have his contact details?

  12th Aug 2008 - 14:12 12th Aug 2008
Ian Driscoll
Ian Driscoll

thanks Julian :-)

  12th Aug 2008 - 14:17 12th Aug 2008
Sheena Russell
Sheena Russell Execu...

I met Michael last year when we were on a radio panel together... he really loves the oils and passes on his enthusiasm in bucket loads....

I wish he and his wife every success!

  12th Aug 2008 - 14:25 12th Aug 2008
Ian Driscoll
Ian Driscoll

Really really interesting. I love the "Club" idea.

Ian do you have his contact details?

Dean, you have a PM

  12th Aug 2008 - 14:28 12th Aug 2008
Victoria Moffatt
Credence Mortgages

Wow! that was a gripping little tiff between Michael and Debera.

  12th Aug 2008 - 14:43 12th Aug 2008
Ian Driscoll
Ian Driscoll

somehow you just knew that he'd take no prisoners, lol

  12th Aug 2008 - 14:56 12th Aug 2008
Jo Evans
Law Hound Group

I think she missed the point totally about his product. For him, its miles away from mass appeal it was clearly a love of fine oil which came when it was ready and for his target customers they would be ready to pay a niche price.

Not sure the club idea was the best, probably would buy a few bottles a year at twice the cost from a good site ( even pre ordered) but would not be attracted to the club idea. He could have sold anything to anyone with that passion and drive so whatever he does he is already successful as he is doing something he loves.

  12th Aug 2008 - 15:02 12th Aug 2008
Judy Cable
Judy Cable PA Services

I love olive oil, use it all the time. Does anyone have his contact details? Does he have a website? I am surprised the Dragons did not give him any backing although I must agree that the idea of a club may not work for mass appeal. I still think that it is something a lot of people would join though.

  12th Aug 2008 - 15:58 12th Aug 2008
Brad Burton
  12th Aug 2008 - 16:00 12th Aug 2008
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/liam waits for the flood of emails he's about to receive (poor bloke)

  12th Aug 2008 - 19:01 12th Aug 2008
Denis Thurley
RED Virtual Office

Fascinating presentation and hopefully he'll extend his business reach by taking the tips on board that the Club option is a limiting factor rather than the best way to maximise his offering.

I'll certainly be looking at Olive Oil in a whole new light!

  12th Aug 2008 - 20:35 12th Aug 2008
Steve White
Thornbury Collections

Great TV!

  13th Aug 2008 - 07:14 13th Aug 2008
John Burns
Gift4life & Somerset...

I met Michael at the BBC in Taunton last year and was so suprised to see him on the telly. I don't think Deborah understood what Michael was saying until right at the end when she finally went quiet.

I don't know about the business proposition but is was entertaining TV!

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