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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Tom Invents the Roccbox

The Daily Echo has today published an insight into the successful oven business created by Milford on Sea resident, Tom Gozney.

Tom founded The Stone Bake Oven Company in 2009. Since then, his company has received praise from national publications including The Telegraph, The Guardian as well as popular lifestyle magazines and can now be found in homes and restaurants across the world.

Tom Gozney
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Unlike other wood fired oven distributors, The Stone Bake Oven Company pride themselves in being both the manufacturer and distributor of all their products, giving customers the confidence they need in dealing with a member of the Stone Bake team directly.

At just 31, Tom is CEO of a group of companies, and he has now invented the Roccbox, which he believes could revolutionise outdoor cooking. The Roccbox is billed as the world’s first portable and lightweight stone bake oven. It can cook more or less anything, with a pizza ready in under 90 seconds.

In the Daily Echo article Tom's speaks of how he went from being expelled from school to launching a business driven by his passion for wood fired cooking.

The business soon established, and eventually attracted such prestige customers as River Cottage, Marriott and Jean-Christophe Novelli, going on to make ovens for domestic use.

Now he heads the Gozney Group, based at Christchurch Business Park, which has six subsidiaries.

Tom says he generally never spends much on himself, but he has been able to fulfil two personal ambitions, one, to have a sea front home, and the other, his stunning Lamborghini Huracan which can often be seen around the village.

Roccbox took four years to develop, boosted by Virgin’s Pitch to Rich initiative and crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Tom explains; “I set up an operation to make a product that worked in the same way as our big ovens, for people that didn’t have a big garden or the same budget.” 

Among the 2,000 advance orders is one from Richard Branson.

Looks like Tom is on to another winner to me.

Read the full Daily Echo articleclick here

The Stone Baked Oven Company
Tom Gozney

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