Ellis Jones Solicitors come on board as new Dorset Business Angels sponsors and partners

Ellis Jones Sponsor Dorset Business Angels

Dorset Business Angels (DBA), which is part of the UK Business Angels Network (UKBAA), have announced Bournemouth based Ellis Jones Solicitors as a new sponsorship partner.

DBA Don McQueen advised,

“DBA’s reputation continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to be welcoming on board Ellis Jones Solicitors. They have an outstanding reputation in the local and regional business community. There is a real synergy between our organizations. We both serve Dorset and the South, but also enjoy a strong national presence. Ellis Jones have a London office and we work very closely with London based UKBAA. We both serve growing businesses, investors and individuals seeking opportunities and expertise.  I am hugely impressed by the Ellis Jones mix of skills, which will certainly help entrepreneurs and investors.”

“2019 is proving to be a very busy year for the Angels and we are receiving much increased interest from investors, businesses and entrepreneurs from across much of the UK, it’s an extremely buoyant time for our organization.”

Ellis Jones Managing Partner Nigel Smith said,

“Ellis Jones has a long history of supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups. We have even acted for, and supported, a former applicant to BBC2’s Dragon’s Den programme.  Spencer Turner from Tegstove successfully pitched to the Dragons and was backed by Peter Jones. We like to be involved from the start of a client’s journey and grow with them. Our partnership with DBA seems like a perfect match!”

Don concluded,

“Dorset Business Angels are thrilled to have such a positive and strong team of sponsorship partners, to support us in our period of growth. We thank all of our sponsors: Ellis Jones Solicitors, Saffery Champness Chartered Accounts and Investec Wealth & Investment.”

DBA was formed in 2013 with the aim to bring investors and entrepreneurs together to accelerate the growth of early stage businesses. DBA provides quality, private equity investment opportunities to local high net worth (HNW) and sophisticated investors (SI).

Four times a year companies are invited to attend an event at which they pitch their business to the savvy Angels in a Dragon’s Den type scenario. Angel investment might come from a single investor or it could be 2 or 3 Angels pooling funds together to support a company. Any investments are in the form of an equity investment and not a debtor’s loan. Investments are made across all sectors.

To book a place at the next DBA Pitch Event in April visit our Eventbrite page.


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. 

Registration is open now - click here.

2024 Pitch Events

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