Peter Eales Founder director Dorset Business Angels


We help your business grow with marketing and funding. Customers include Dorset Business Angels, business funders where Peter was a founder director. He is now director heading operations. Peter’s experience is wide ranging: SME MD, plc marketing director and a chartered CIM marketer. Here is a summary of who we help and have helped as customers.
Dorset Business Angels Logo
Dorset Business Angels (DBA) invest in start-up and early stage high-growth businesses who pitch to us at Investors’ Dinners four times a year.
Business angels are people from a wide variety of backgrounds, men and women, of all ages who invest their own money into startup and early stage high growth businesses. In return for a share of the equity. If you would like to become a Dorset Business Angel (membership is just £30) or find out more, read more here on the DBA website.

Entrepreneurs – what we do for them as customers at DBA

Since we started DBA in 2013 we have received hundreds of business plans and ideas, with 85 pitches presented for funding and nearly £3m funded. What do you need to get your idea put in front of DBA investors? You can send your propositions to us. You can speak to Peter  or contact us via our contact page at DBA. What should you send? Ideally a one page summary – see the example on this DBA Entrepreneur page – together with your Business Plan – again see advice on the same page – which normally includes financials ie cashflows, P&L and Balance Sheet.

Read Angel Case Studies here

Marketing – Outsource Support

o i solutions ltd (originally Outsource In Ltd), started in the late 1990s providing marketing to businesses. The offer being that a business can benefit from Chartered Marketer level, plc director experienced marketing when it does not possess internal capability. We have knowledge, tools, a network and competences to do marketing for you better and quicker than is often possible trying to do it inside the company.
Over the years customers have included Druckfarben Ltd – a global inks brand, helping to create and grow the brand. First Group, Westminster Council, Marton House, RNID and many others. Early on we helped create a completely new kiosk company, fund it, including doing the pitching and site kiosks at sites including Harrods, Gatwick, Thorpe Park and many other sites across the UK. In more recent years, based on the experience of Peter as a plc Marketing Director at Abbey Life and Alcatel, we created a recycle sustainable printer and ink brand. This included gaining status as and HP Business Partner:

Equipment Supplies – HP Partner Computer, Printing and Supplies


HP Business Partner

Setting up distribution programme, training, supplies, website, selling and marketing for equipment and supplies. This included becoming an HP business Partner.

Hixsons Business Enablers

It is a pleasure to work with award winning Hixsons Business Enablers delivering marketing work. Nick is one of only three Peter Drucker Society Europe Associates in the UK and provides input to the Global Drucker Forum, the pre-eminent management conference in the world.

BU Techno Beach Huts

Nick and the Hixsons team are very innovative. He has written a chapter for a book ‘Entrepreneurial Renaissance’ putting Bournemouth on the same level as Sydney, Milan and Stockholm. Read the press article here. At Hixsons the team has just added an excellent set of new VLOGs you can enjoy. Here is one on how to combine your business and personal objectives.

Working with Hixsons Business Advisors, Chartered Accountants also enables us to offer our clients Hixsons expertise in innovation, decision making, strategy not forgetting of course all things financial – it’s very much a partnership.

See our case study here.




Brand development and creating a new service for Steve Barker an ex plc HR Director and Learning & Development guru. His new website is now up and running here: Steve Barker. Work included developing the proposition, marketing, copy, and sourcing a major new channel partner. Steve says:

OI Solutions were fantastic in helping me to launch a new venture. They have been really determined to ensure that I have comprehensively thought through my proposition, clarity of market and product offering. Peter is fastidious in helping me tell a story to the ‘outside world’ which is crisp and well defined. Most of all his 100% commitment leaves you without any doubt that your success is very personal to him.

Visit Steve Barker website

Tax Lawyers

Transforming the brand and building a marketing strategy, brand, website and communications plan for leading global tax lawyers in London and the South. Using our detailed long-term knowledge and network contacts from the financial services industry.

Dorset Community Foundation


I am a Trustee of Dorset Community Foundation that works with individuals, families, companies and other organisations to help them achieve their charitable goals by making giving easy, flexible and effective.
Our Vision is to create united and thriving communities by fostering a culture of giving and philanthropy in Dorset. working together with individuals, families, companies, local and central Government and third sector organisations.

 Chartered Institute of Marketing

Peter Eales Chartered Marketer CIM

I lead the CIM Dorset Project Team, that organises CIM activities in Dorset. This includes the prestigious annual Mike Warne Event at BU – more here. As a Fellow and Chartered Marketer, I keep up to date on the latest in marketing, which helps me to look after clients, customers and our business so we can deliver cutting edge marketing. You can read various articles and blogs we write on marketing here.

If you want Marketing of Funding

We help your business grow with marketing and funding. Just contact us if you have any questions. Our customers include Dorset Business Angels, business funders where Peter was a founder director. He is now director heading operations. Peter’s experience is wide ranging: SME MD, plc marketing director and a chartered CIM marketer.

Peter Eales BA Hons Chartered Marketer FCIM FIDM
Founder Director Dorset Business Angels
MD o i solutions limited