Meet the Directors

Has been Chairman of DBA since 2014.

He is an experienced entrepreneur, mentor, M&A specialist, investor and NED. He has started, built, grown and exited several high tech and telecoms businesses and now chairs numerous company boards. Don has an MBA from INSEAD and a top first engineering degree from Bristol University and is an ex-strategy consultant. He built his own group up to over 200 staff and £50M revenues before semi-retiring in 2011.

Don is passionate about helping others to be successful and always looks for win-win negotiations and creative deal structures.

Phone: 07971 194034
Email: don@donmcqueen.com

Is one of the founder directors of DBA.

He is very often the first point of contact for queries as our General Manager. He is an experienced entrepreneur, company director, ex PLC director – at Abbey Life and Alcatel Neopost – and was international marketer at Pitney Bowes plc. and is a Fellow of CIM, IDM and Trustee at DCF.

Peter helped steer DBA to win UKBAA’s best new angel network in our first year. His marketing consultancy has helped market, fund, start and grow businesses across all sectors. He is a marketing guru. Having started door to door selling after university, and moved up to plc marketing director, before pitching to fund his own business.

Phone: 01202 706975
Email: peter.eales@dorsetbusinessangels.co.uk

Has been a Director of DBA since 2013.

A qualified accountant (FCCA), and professional mentor (CMI). Membership of Dorset Growth Hub investment panel and Shaping Portsmouth. IOEE Ambassador.

Stephen is a distinguished international financial and business career spanning over three decades. Extensive responsibility for delivering transformation and finance/change projects, acquisitions, integrations and trade sales. He now supports Directors and business owners of successful fast-growing scale-up companies delivering company growth strategies and increasing shareholder value.

As part-time Finance Director/adviser brings extensive business expertise and covers all finance aspects.

Phone: 07974 768277
Email: s.royffe@btopenworld.com

Has been a Director of DBA since 2017.

He helps with the Screening process with potential businesses looking for investment and also encourages HNW individuals to look closely at becoming an Angel.

He has been an Entrepreneur all of his life, having started, grown and sold a number of businesses in many different fields.  He is also an experienced Mentor, Coach and Advisor. With over 45 years of practical experience, Max is proud of having studied at the University of Life and has been there and done that and learnt from his own mistakes. Max has also invested in a number of businesses and also sits on the Board of some and is passionate about helping other Entrepreneurs to better develop themselves and become more successful.

Phone: 07773 326334
Email: maxwright13@me.com

Became Vice Chair and a Director of Dorset Business Angels in 2014.

After spending the early years of his career with two “Blue-Chips”, Frank bought an ailing electronics display business in 1978 which grew quickly to become a ‘tier-one’ supplier to military and civil OEM customers. By 2005, the group had grown into 5 companies, supplying the automotive, marine, avionic, military and IT markets. After exiting the business in 2009 he became an Angel Investor, Mentor and Management Consultant.

Frank studied physics and engineering at university, he joined Rolls-Royce as a management trainee in 1964. In 1970, he moved into the FMCG industry where he held several project management positions.

Frank has spent the last 10 years helping start-up and early revenue companies refine their Business Plan and restructure their day-to-day operations, sometimes taking a full time position as interim CEO and facilitating scale up finance.

Email: frank.guinn@dorsetbusinessangels.co.uk