Business woman and Dragon's Den investor Deborah Meaden has a varied and successful background - ceramics, leisure, and fashion being just a few strings to her bow. A passionate speaker who covers topics such as leadership, entrepreneurship, women in business and retail, Deborah Meaden is a great addition to any business focussed event.
Deborah Meaden is a great keynote and conference speaker on topics such as leadership, entrepreneurship, women in business and retail.
Deborah is a British multi-millionairess and well-known dragon from the BBC 2 show Dragons’ Den who launched her own glass and ceramics export company straight out of business college. She then went on to set up one of the first Stefanel fashion franchises in the UK.
With several successful business in the leisure and retail sector under her belt, Deborah became Managing Director of her family's holiday park business Weststar Holidays, acquired the major shareholding in a management buyout and later sold the company in a deal worth £33 million whilst retaining a 23% stake.
She still retains an active role at Weststar but is devoting more time to finding good investment opportunities, the first of which being a market research company.
Deborah first appeared on Dragons' Den in Series 3 and has been a huge success ever since. In 2009 she also released her book about the rules of business. Investing in new business opportunities, Deborah proves she can spot the necessary credentials for a successful venture.
She has gone on to become a Fellow for the WWF and she also joined the board for The Roundhouse in North London. She has appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Heston Blumethal's Dinner at the Gherkin, and even Hustle in 2010.
Successful and intelligent, Deborah is a role model for so many in business. Sharing her stories of entrepreneurial insights on the speaking circuit, her unparalleled experience makes her highly sought after on the speaking circuit.