Deborah Meaden

Meet The Two (Verrrrry Wealthy) New Additions To The 'Dragons' Den' Team

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has announced two new additions to the ‘Dragons’ Den’ team, ahead of the new series later this year. Joining the panel this time around ...

Poem Reading Reveals Stephen Fry Has Another New Love In His Life

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

Stephen Fry speaks words from an atmospheric Shakespeare sonnet, to show his love this Valentine's Day. Standing on a roof, Fry smiles and says: "B...

Asa Bennett

This Entrepreneur Turned Down ALL The Dragons And Is Doing Very Well | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Dragons' Den ended its latest series on Sunday with a pitch from entrepreneur James Roupell, who dramatically ended up turning down all five Dragons a...

One Last Dance for Strictly

Deborah Meaden | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Deborah Meaden

It Is hard when you find something you love so much and to know that from the moment you leave the Strictly bubble, it will never be like that again. But business has taught me nothing if not pragmatism and there is no point wallowing and wondering because some things in life you just can't change and you certainly can't go back.

Tears On 'Strictly' As Deborah Gets The Boot

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Strictly Come Dancing has waved goodbye to its fourth celebrity - Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden. She was given the boot by the judges after goin...

Asa Bennett

How's Deborah Finding The Ballroom? | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Deborah Meaden has taken to the dance floor with aplomb as one of this year's Strictly Come Dancing's contestants. The businesswoman, star of Drag...

How Did Kelly Hoppen Become The Beckhams' Fave Designer?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics

Celebrity interior designer Kelly Hoppen joined Dragons' Den this year and has swiftly thrown her weight behind projects like "Skinny Tan" and the "Ru...

The Business of Fashion and Entrepreneurs

Patrick Grant | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK
Patrick Grant

The Dragons, Lord Sugar and almost anyone else who might be thinking of putting money into your venture make great sway about the importance of a business plan, two words which strike fear in the heart of many potential entrepreneurs. A business plan is vital, without one your business may just meander aimlessly, but it certainly does not have to be complicated.

Abbey Confirmed To Add Glamour To 'Strictly'

Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Abbey Clancy has confirmed reports she has signed up for the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The Liverpudlian model will join Countdown's Ra...

After Dragons Den, Will Running Mat Race Off?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

Fitness instructor Donna Kerr-Foley dreamed up her "Running Mat" as an exercise tool that would help people train outdoors while managing her ladies-o...

New Beginnings - 'Dragons' Den' & Skinny Tan

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

The first episode of Series 11 of Dragons' Den aired on Sunday and I have to admit that I was at the edge of my seat watching the start. It was that mix of excitement and nervousness, wondering how I'd be perceived as one of the newest Dragons.

What Is The Number One Mistake Entrepreneurs Make?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK

The key mistake start-up businesses make is underestimating how long it takes for customers to pay them, according to serial entrepreneur Deborah Mead...

Deborah Meaden: Blaming Banks Won't Help Small Business

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

Fixating on the availability of bank lending to small businesses will not solve the UK’s economic problems, but the current environment is ripe with...

Animal Rights Campaigners Rally Against 'Mega Dairies'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK

A move towards milking cows in intensive American style 'mega dairies' would be bad for farmers' incomes as well damaging for the welfare of cattle, a...

We Have to Support Dairy Farmers at Every Opportunity

Zac Goldsmith | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Politics
Zac Goldsmith

There is a well documented crisis affecting British farming - not as a result of evolutionary market forces, but of bad politics.