Debbie Frith joins the Dorset Business Angels Board of Directors

Chairman Don McQueen and the Board of Dorset Business Angels Network (DBAN) are pleased to welcome a new director to the Board, the DBAN Marketing Manager, Debbie Frith.

Don McQueen says, “We are pleased and very excited to have Debbie join us on the board. It is a natural progression for both her and for DBAN. Debbie has worked as an integral part of the team for several years, she knows our members, our company partners and all the local organisations in Dorset and the BCP area. Debbie is hugely respected by everyone with her experience as a company director in her family firm. She is an ambassador for Dorset Chamber and is part of the highly successful Passionate PA team, which is how we first established our flourishing relationship. Debbie will continue as the key driver of marketing for DBAN, working with entrepreneurs, investors, UK Business Angels Association UKBAA our trade body and our sponsor partners: Investec Wealth and Investment, Ellis Jones LLP and Saffery Champness Accountants.”

Debbie says, “Being invited to be a DBAN board member is tremendous. I’ve held senior multi-site management positions in the hospitality industry and co-run my family engineering and manufacturing business. For the last 7 years I have helped other business owners and directors grow and develop their businesses as a franchisee of The Passionate PA; providing them with freelance business support. Of course, that has included Dorset Business Angels. Now, I’m looking forward to working closely with the board to continue the success of DBAN.”

DBAN provide quality, private equity investment opportunities to local High Net Worth (HNW) and Sophisticated Investors (SI). We help early-stage businesses find equity capital, especially in southern England, as it is our local area. We do this by bringing our Investors and Entrepreneurs together to accelerate the growth of early-stage businesses. DBAN are a private limited company by guarantee, funded from investment commissions.


Our Pitch Events

There are four pitch events per year, in 2024 they will be held in February, May, September and November. Hosted at a Bournemouth hotel or virtually via Zoom.

At each pitch event, there will be 5 business presentation pitches of 10-15 minutes, to suit all investor appetites. These will be selected by the Dorset Business Angels directors nearer to the event. Short summaries will be posted to our Events page and distributed via our newsletter ahead of the event. Each pitch includes a Q&A session and is followed by an investor debate, held privately.

These pitches and our other social events are ideal opportunities for networking and learning about what is new and trending in a variety of industries. If you would like to be involved you can find out more on our Investors Membership page.

Our Next Pitch Event

Takes place on February 5th 2024 and is open to Members and High Net Worth/Sophisticated Investors from our wider community. 

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2024 Pitch Events

February 5th
May 20th
September 30th
November 25th