New Year Investors Meeting

Saffery Champness Accountants, Investec Wealth & Investment, Bright Blue Day and Bournemouth Council announced as Dorset Business Angels sponsors and partners in 2018.

Dorset Business Angels (DBA), which is part of the UK Business Angels Network, has announced its team of sponsorship partners for 2018 as it renews its existing relationships with Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants, Investec Wealth & Investment, Bright Blue Day and Bournemouth Council.

DBA Peter Eales advised, “DBA’s reputation is continuing to go from strength to strength and we are receiving increased interest from investors and businesses from across much of the UK. 2018 promises to be a very busy period as many applications have been received from entrepreneurs to pitch to the Angels. We are thrilled to have such a positive and strong team of sponsorship partners around us to support us in our period of growth.”

Saffery Partner Roger Wareham commented, “We were very keen that Saffery Champness Accountants continues their long- standing support of the DBA’s. We acknowledge the importance of entrepreneurs to the local economy and we make sure we provide as much resource and support for businesses as possible. Dorset is proving to be a real hub for entrepreneurial talent and we very much welcome that.”

DBA was formed in 2013 with the aim of being a catalyst in Dorset to bring together entrepreneurs and investors to help accelerate the growth of start-up businesses. Their vision is to turn Dorset into one of the UK’s best regions for setting up high growth and start-up businesses by providing quality private equity investment opportunities to local high net worth and sophisticated investors. Several times a year DBA investors invite businesses to pitch for investment in a Dragon’s Den style scenario.


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 May 20th 2024 and is open to Members and High Net Worth/Sophisticated Investors from our wider community. 

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2024 Events

May 20th - Pitch event

September 30th - Lead Investor Workshop & Pitch Event
*The workshop is available to book now.

November 25th - Pitch event