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Are you MADi enough?
Name and role within MADi
Gareth Mobley, joint co-founder.
What is your daytime job?
Managing director of Solidor Group. We’re the fastest growing manufacturer of premium composite doors in the UK and we also have Nice Door Panels within the group.
Along with your colleagues, why did you bring together MADi?
There are a number of reasons why. Along with Dan Gill and Leon Day, we decided to pull together our own charity. My own experiences through family and friends with terminal illnesses, along with my recent Hope 66 ride have done much to cement my attitude of giving back to society. Perhaps more than anything else the final catalyst was the issues that Dan has faced personally. It’s a hugely emotive reasoning behind MADi, for me and the rest of the team.
Do you have any previous charity involvement?
Over the years I’ve attended several dinners and fundraising events and last year I completed the Hope 66 charity bike ride through GM Fundraising, an incredible and worthy adventure. More recently we have sponsored the Dougie Mac Bike Ride and their forthcoming ‘Little Lunch’, a hospice local to Solidor. We also made a donation at Christmas as an alternative to sending our customers a Christmas gift.
What do you hope to achieve in MADi?
We’d like to take MADi to all aspects of the glazing and fenestration industries and not limit it to just a few people. We’ve got bold ambitions for many varied events and we’d like to appeal to the masses. We are all about the next generation.
What are your hobbies and interests?
Beyond my family, I enjoy watching Arsenal and I’m also an avid cycling fanatic, hence the sponsor of an Elite bike team, BH-Solidor-WAM Youth. I even went to see them at the Tour of Malta and the riders got 3rd and 4th overall and won the last stage.
Which football (or other sports) team do you support?
I’m an Arsenal fan and have been since the age of 12, I have followed them through some mega highs and long lows.
What would be your dream car?
Aston Martin DB-5. It’s a true British classic carrying the tradition of James Bond. It’s an iconic car.
Finally, who is the person you most admire and why?
It has to be my Dad who founded the business in 1996. He never stopped trying through the good and bad times in the early years. He had a relentless belief in what he did and I’m incredibly proud to have carried on his good work in building the Solidor brand to what it is today.
Thank you Gareth.
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