Deborah Meaden is a British multi-millionaire. Before setting up one of the first Stefanel fashion franchises in the UK, she launched her own glass and ceramics export company straight out of business college.
With several successful businesses in the leisure and retail sector under her belt, she became Managing Director of her family's holiday park business Weststar Holidays.
Deborah 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 has been a market research company.
"Dragons' Den is about as close to real business as you can get on television," says Deborah.
"Real money is being invested in real products by real business people."
Find out more at Deborah's website.