Dragons’ Den Helping Local Business

A north Wales businesswoman takes on the role of a ‘Dragon’ this month when she joins a distinguished panel at a luxury Cheshire castle.

Dawn Roberts, Managing Director of Outperform Training, based in Abergele, is one of seven high flying business people taking part in an event based on BBC TV’s successful programme “Dragon’s Den”.

The event, which is being held at Peckforton Castle, Tarporley, near Chester, on Saturday June 16, is being organised by thisladyloves and Peckforton Castle for anyone who runs a small business and wants to pitch their ideas to the panel.

Dawn said that she was delighted to be involved and was looking forward to hearing some very good ideas.

“Everybody knows that I am passionate about growing business and really happy to support any event which helps people to do this.

“The evening will be based on the successful TV series and the winner will win a half hour slot with each ‘Dragon’ and when you look at all the expertise on the panel it is a prize well worth winning.

“It will also be a fantastic networking opportunity and a social evening with a difference.”

Joining Dawn on the stage will be former “Dragon’s Den” contestant, Naomi Timperley, who turned down an offer from Deborah Meaden and is now a business advisor at Salford University.

There will also be Michael Edwards, founder and owner of Tricode Group, a global aviation management company and Sandy Lindsay, Managing Director of Tangerine PR, Northwest Businesswoman of the Year for 2010 and chair of the Public Relations Consultancy Association in the North West.

Also on the panel will be Chris Naylor, Director of Peckforton Castle who was named National Business Award’s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2010 and is listed in the Who’s Who of Britain’s Business Elite and Mark Manley, experienced lawyer dealing with media, sports, entertainment and commercial disputes acting for national and regional publishers, football clubs etc.

The final panellist will be Gil Lightfoot, Commercial Editor at NWN Media, who will be offering the winner a business feature in the company’s newspapers.

Tickets for the event are still available but places are limited so to book your place contact Tracey Thomas at info@thisladyloves.com.