Daily Echo reports on Conker Spirit seeking investment for major expansion

Rupert Holloway

Dorset’s first gin distillery – founded just four years ago by a “disgruntled quantity surveyor” – is seeking £650,000 for a major expansion. Conker Spirit was founded only four years ago and its bid for new funding values the business at £4million. Rupert Holloway, founder of the Southbourne based brand, appeared before potential investors from […]

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Bournemouth gin company gains significant investor interest at the Dorset Business Angels Pitch event

Pitch Evevnt 24th June

The Dorset Business Angels (DBA) pitch event took place on Monday 24th June at the Hallmark Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth and welcomed along Dorset Chamber’s President Liz Willingham as a special guest. With 5 businesses pitching, it was a Bournemouth based Dorset gin brand that most successfully grabbed the attention of the savvy investors. Dorset’s […]

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Innovative business solutions grabbing the attention of the Dorset Business Angels!

Innovative business solutions from across the catering, cyber security, home design, broadband communications and dining out sectors, were pitched to the Dorset Business Angels (DBA) in a bid to grab the attention of the savvy Angel investors. Five businesses had been invited to pitch to would be investors in strictly time-controlled ten-minute pitches. Each pitch […]

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Investors urged to book places at Dorset Business Angels April Pitch event in Bournemouth

Dorset Business Angels (DBA) have announced the date for their next investors’ pitch event which will take place on Monday 29th April at the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton and is urging potential investors to book a place at the popular event. DBA Chairman Don McQueen advises, “We are delighted at the number of businesses who […]

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February Event 5 Pitch Presentations Confirmed

A flood prevention company, conversational marketing platform, food manufacturing company and business offering services to IT prepare to pitch to Dorset Business Angels in Bournemouth. Dorset Business Angels (DBA) have announced the date for their next investors’ pitch event which will take place on Monday 18th February at the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton and is […]

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Our Pitch Events

There are four pitch events per year, held in February, April, June and October. Usually hosted at the Bournemouth Carlton 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 bulletin ahead of the event. Each pitch includes a Q&A session and is followed by a 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

Registration to our next event on April 26th 2021 is via our Eventbrite page. Details will be updated towards the end of March.

Please be aware that virtual events will run whilst social distancing is advised.

2021 Pitch Events

Monday 26th April 2021
Monday 14th June 2021
Monday 4th October 2021