Deborah Meaden Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global

Deborah Meaden

Entrepreneur and appears on BBC's Dragons' Den

Deborah Meaden is a highly successful business woman and entrepreneur and one of the most popular and longest standing investors on the BBC’s Dragons Den.

At 19 Deborah launched her own glass and ceramics export company straight out of Business College and then went on to set up one of the first Stefanel fashion franchises in the UK.  With several successful businesses in the leisure and retail sector under her belt, Deborah became Managing Director of the holiday park business Westar Holidays, acquiring the major shareholding in a management buyout. She later sold the company to Phoenix Equity Partners in a deal worth £33million whilst retaining a 23% stake which she sold when the business was sold to Parkdean Holidays for £83m.

Deborah first appeared on Dragons’ Den in Series 3 and is known as a shrewd and straight talking dragon.  The show has led her to invest and advice in all manner of businesses leading to a wide ranging portfolio across a variety of sectors.

Deborah supports ethical, fair practice both in business and in life and feels that taking care of people, planet and its wildlife has never been more important.  She is actively involved in numerous charities and is a Fellow for the WWF, a Trustee of Tusk Trust, Ambassador for Lendwithcare, Marine Conservation Society and Medical Detection dogs amongst others.

A passionate speaker who really engages with her audience, she speaks on topics such as leadership, change management, entrepreneurship, business and retail, whilst interacting constantly with audience members.

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Looking out for new business opportunities

Adding value to existing businesses

Entrepreneurism in the leisure sector

Taking tough decisions for long term success

Common Sense Rules

Women in Business

Amazing energy and support of the event – above all Deborah and her team were absolutely lovely to deal with. We could not have asked for a better representative to talk investment, small businesses, entrepreneurs and really get the audience in the spirit of the show


Excellent, very well received. Met the brief. Delivery was exceptional.


Her rich content engaged even the most senior members of the audience.


Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £15k to £30k

  • Europe:

    £15k to £30k

  • US:

    £30k to £50k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £30k to £50k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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