Please introduce yourself
Daniel Rodwell and I am the Managing Director of Beverly Hills Vapor (Europe)
Where in the world are you?
We are based in London and LA, with our main office in Beverly Hills, California.
How did you get into the vaping game?
In 2013 Richard and Paul, the two founding members of Beverly Hills Vapor (BHV) came together after Rich’ left the US Marine Service and wanted to embark on a new business adventure. Soon, the two entrepreneurs realised that there was a fun and thriving business opportunity to be found in vapour. They opened the first shop in Beverly Hills in December 2013 and so BHV was born. The two grew the business in California and then set out to introduce their philosophy of vapour across the world. This led to my introduction in September 2014. we developed a mutual understanding instantly and we set about expanding the business globally. Currently, alongside our primary presence in the US, we can be found in France, Switzerland, Ireland, Russia, Belgium and the UK.
What sets BHV out from the crowd?
Our company was born to offer a high-end, luxury vaping experience. All our US E-liquid is made in an ISO6 Bio Laboratory in California, by Dr Glen Ambrosini, a Doctor in Natural medicines. We develop and sell only the finest vaping juice and this is being recognised now internationally.
What hardware are you buzzing about, currently?
R – Richard | P – Paul
P – Blow E Hookah and Sigelei 30w. Blow’ is the most unique, fully functional, electronic portable hookah I’ve ever seen! The Sigelei mods are selling like crazy in the US. Portable and very simple to use.
R – I really enjoy the box mods. They allow the user to have flexible control and they are a safer device for the everyday consumer.
What future regulations do you envisage there being set upon the vaping industry?
R – Safety regulations. People need to be educated more on the power of the devices and the consequences if the devices are not properly used.
P – E-juice production will see heavy regulation and have to be made in Labs’ and only approved ingredients will be allowed. A lot of companies are not using good Nicotine or good VG in their products. Personally, I need to know what I’m vaping on and where it came from. That’s why BHV has a full ISO6 Bio Lab’ with fully qualified Bio-chemists.
12 months from now, where will you be?
R – Working as hard as we did when we first founded BHV. I don’t believe in setting limits and if I told you my real thoughts on all of our plans, you might think I’m a little crazy.
P – We will be the leading global luxury brand in vapour and vapelife. We plan to scale the business over the next 6-12 months so that we find ourselves in a great position for expansion across all business fronts. Our E-juice line is the first range of products that we have released. We have a few more products we would like roll out by the end of the 2015.
If Dr B’ was sadly and tragically hit by a bus tomorrow, which of your juices should he try before the reaper taketh him?
P – My favourite of all is St Tropez #cabanalifebaby. This flavour is the best flavour I have ever vaped on. Not trying to sound too biased here, as there are a few good juices out there, however, St Tropez is incredible. It reminds me when I was 5 years old, a concoction of Fruity Pebbles, Cap’n Crunch, and Fruit Loops all mixed into one.
R – I agree with Paul.
Vaping top tip?
R – Set a standard or create a really strong movement that others can believe in and follow. Team up with a solid company like BHV. We have a strong message and movement.
P – I think it’s about your mindset. If you have made the conscious decision to quit smoking, keep an open mind and stay mentally strong. There is propaganda created from sections of the media which is inaccurate. Some of this propaganda is being steered by BIG Tobacco. Vaping will help you to achieve many positive things in life if you stay the course. Quitting tobacco is one of the hardest things to overcome. If you can prove to yourself that you have the power within to quit, just think of the other endless possibilities you can accomplish in life, eliminating all of that negative energy.
Anything we forgot?
R – I want to remind the vapour community to continue to do their research on vapour. We can all learn from one another.
P – When BHV was first founded, we wanted to make a positive change within this incredible industry. Vaping is more than just a hobby and more than just a fad. This is a lifestyle that can lead to positive change within your whole life, which can then lead to a ‘domino effect’ of helping those around you. We are here to empower, to offer knowledge, and to provide a luxurious outlook on the industry. Will you be the next part of #choiceofthechosen