The Brooke is an international animal welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in the poorest parts of the world.
On her recent visit to India with the charity Deborah wrote a diary about her experiences which, amongst other things, involved a surreal presentation to a group of villagers and brought the fearsome Dragon close tears.
BBC Dragon Deborah Meaden, who famously admitted to not having cooked a meal for herself in 28 years, put the icing on the cake for Yorkshire-based cake maker ProperMaid – investing £50,000 in the award winning business in return for a 25% stake during the ‘Dragons’ Den’ Christmas Special, broadcast on BBC2 on Sunday 23rd December.
For the second year, Deborah is fronting the Local Business Accelerators campaign. The LBA scheme is an initiative supported by Business in You and backed by the Prime Minister David Cameron. It will find the most promising fledging businesses across the UK and provide them with free advertising in their local paper, plus ongoing mentoring support from local business leaders.
Billy + Margot, the iced treat especially for dogs secures Deborah's investment in the latest episode of Dragons' Den.
Billy + Margot comes in three exciting flavours, including Strawberry & Apple, which are all specially formulated to be nutritious and safe for dogs. Launched in March this year at Crufts, the products are already proving a big hit, having been named “Dog Product of the Year” at the UK's largest pet trade show, signing up over 200 stockists and selling over 30,000 tubs in the first four months of trading, despite the worst weather in years.
YUUworld and their kids activity backpacks gain Deborah’s investment in the latest episode of Dragons’ Den.
The exciting range of ergonomically designed YUU and YUUtuu backpacks are packed full of features for kids – a fold down desk, myriad of pockets, detachable pencil case, water bottle holder on the outside to prevent inside spills and even a secret compartment.