Dawn Leader

Dawn Leader

Dawn Leader

Business Growth Consultant

I have spent my career involved in money and finance.

10 years trading on the International Money Markets allowed me to indulge my love of travel followed by 14 years of banking experience in International Trade Finance, putting together finance packages from commercial airliner fleets to giftware lines in main grocers.

After living in London, Frankfurt and Athens I saw the light and moved to beautiful Dorset, 15 years ago, seeking a better work life balance and to start a family.

I enjoy walking with my dog, running, mountain biking, yoga and gardening so much I can only work for the Dorset Growth Hub part-time.


We offer practical business support programmes across the South of England from Kent to Cornwall, with a concentration around Dorset & Hampshire, with many of our projects also working with businesses and research organisations across Europe.

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Partner With Us

We work with a huge range of partners based locally, nationally and internationally, on projects that benefit the local area. Business support can be confusing, but we can help to make sense of it all by partnering with others who share our goals.

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Case Studies

We run a wide range of programmes that cover all sorts of support and engagement opportunities, across the South of England & beyond. 

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What Others Say

We engage with hundreds of SMEs & Startups each year!

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