How this British-Nigerian become one of the world's biggest car detailers

08/02/2018

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Gideon King attributes his core success to his work ethic and positive thinking.

Nobody knows what the future holds and I love to share a quote from Sun Tzu:" If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles". This is a story of a man who used to be bullied by his peers calling him Car Wash during his time at school and now the guy has been transforming into a successful figure in the industry of car detailing. This is a story of following one’s strength and one’s dream to achievement the great results.

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Gideon King considers his core success is thanks to his work ethic and positive thinking

The man I just referred to is Gideon King, 40, a British-Nigerian born in South London. The detailer is the CEO and Founder of Big Foot Detailing which has its headquarter in Qatar. He’s now doing business in polishing cars and his source of income comes mostly from it.

The company is specialized in correcting, and enhancing cars’ parts which experienced accidents or defects.

He considers his core success is thanks to his work ethic and positive thinking that are engraved in the hearts of every of his family’s members.

Gideon King feels grateful that while most of his friends took the wrong routes, he cultivated in long-term goals that bore fruitful results and thanks his parents’ endeavor for bringing him back to his homeland, Nigeria, that helped him learn a lot from Nigerians on how to think big and dream big.

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The company is specialized in  correcting,  and enhancing cars’ parts which experienced accidents or defects

Picture of Gideon King

He’s now doing business in polishing cars and his source of income comes mostly from it

Picture of Gideon King

Successful in Qatar, he’s hatched a plot to bring the business to Nigeria with his plans for education and training centers

In fact, after returning to the country, his parents joined hands in building up some business prior to his transition to car detailing and truly made a breakthrough later.

Gideon King used to work under the guidance of a military caption in the United Kingdom, then truly doing professional detailing on top-notch vehicles. Not long after embarking on the work, he could be good at beautifying Bentleys and Lamborghinis.

With the company thriving in the last 5 years, he has been known as a great detailer of luxury brands such as Bentley, Bugatti, and Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Range Rover, McLaren, Rolls—Royce, Maserati, and Volkswagen in Qatar and some parts of Europe.

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6 years ago King has opened business chances with a big dealership and importer in Lagos

angular rear of a Bentley

 He has been known as a great detailer of luxury brands such as Bentley, Bugatti, etc.

It can be said that his breakthrough in his field came after he worked on the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse worth N633m Naira (£1.75m) which the renowned pianist Lang Lang gave him to care for and then the Land Rover of Qatari sheikh client.

The sheikh, afterwards, gifted him an apartment which has 3 bedrooms in Qatar, pay fourfold for the bill and were dedicated to helping Gideon King’s business thrive.

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Gideon King feels grateful that while most of his friends took the wrong routes, he cultivated in long-term goals 

Successful in Qatar, he’s hatched a plot to bring the business to Nigeria with his plans for education and training centers. In fact, 6 years ago King has opened business chances with a big dealership and importer in Lagos. Also the car detailer was trying to link up with some celebrities in Kano.

At the moment, his intention is to eliminate crime and violence for a better environment for the Nigerian Youth.

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