Denise Hutton-Gosney

Dragon's Den Entrepreneur

Denise Hutton-Gosney is a successful businesswoman who managed to get a £50,000 investment from business tycoon, Duncan Bannatyne OBE. Seeking a £50,000 investment, Denise took the brave steps into Dragons’ Den, looking to grow her chain of fresh and funky theatre schools.

Denise was looking for a £50,000 investment to grow her chain of fresh and funky theatre schools that had a strong emphasis on performance opportunities to help each child with their confidence and self-esteem. For the first time on the show, a Dragon offered all of the money, without haggling over the equity. Denise gratefully accepted Duncan Bannatyne’s offer of £50,000 for a 25% stake in the company, entitled Razzamataz.

Bannatyne later described the company an ‘excellent opportunity’ with good levels of commitment, enthusiasm and sound business sense of the team. Drawing upon a wealth of first-hand experience, Denise Hutton-Gosney is a brilliant after dinner speaker. Speaking of her experience on Dragons’ Den and running her business alongside business tycoon, Duncan Bannatyne OBE, she is the perfect example of how a business can successfully break into this unforgiving market.

To book Denise Hutton-Gosney as the business speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When she’s at corporate events, Denise is known to cover the following topics:

  • Business Management
  • Breaking Into A Market
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Drive & Determination
  • Dealing With Pressure
  • Dragon’s Den Experience
  • Duncan Bannatyne

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