Saturday 21 October 2017

Here come the girls - 'Dragons' Den' welcomes female recruits

From left: ‘Dragons’ Den’ presenter Richard Curran with Dragons Barry O’Sullivan, Alison Cowzer, Eleanor McEvoy, Gavin Duffy and Eamonn Quinn
From left: ‘Dragons’ Den’ presenter Richard Curran with Dragons Barry O’Sullivan, Alison Cowzer, Eleanor McEvoy, Gavin Duffy and Eamonn Quinn
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Two new female Dragons have entered the Den as the popular series returns to RTÉ after a two-year hiatus.

Alison Cowzer, co-founder of East Coast Bakehouse, and Eleanor McEvoy, the CEO of Budget Energy Ltd, have both signed up to the seventh series of 'Dragons' Den'.

"It's great to see the girls coming through," Eleanor McEvoy said.

This year's show will see the Dragons investing €930,000 of their own money into budding Irish businesses.

The eight-week series , which is sponsored by Emirates Airlines, is produced by Screentime ShinAwil for RTÉ.

The format of 'Dragons Den' originated in Japan and the show has been sold to Australia, New Zealand, Israel, The Netherlands, Finland, UK, USA, and Canada.

The show will air on April 17.

Irish Independent

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