Dawn Torrington DBFY

Dawn Torrington Founder Of DBFY

As the founder and owner of Doing Biz For Yourself Dawn Torrington is a well known local business coach working in and around the Oldham and Greater Manchester area. Head hunted to work on one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the North West, after sitting on the Oldham Enterprise Trust panel as a marketing expert Dawn was then suitably promoted to head of sponsorship.

Her work alongside Business Growth Hub, mentors and Bankers have all contribute to creating opportunities for the growth of businesses, individuals and communities.

Although busy with the operational and development part of the business, Dawn continues to take an very active part of Doing Biz For Yourself inspiring and coaching to increasing number of business owners for both personal and business growth. Dawns passion for helping more businesses and individuals can be seen with her involvement in community projects.

However Dawns story wasn’t always as positive. Dawns first business, Knickerbocker Cuddles (Ice – cream scented cards), didn’t have chance to get off the ground through a varying array of setbacks that included suppliers not delivering an honest service and lack of knowledge and experience in the sector.

This lack of business knowledge and poor marketing strategies meant a huge amount of both time and money had been wasted with no one to turn to for support. From the startling realisation that the business had failed Dawn saw an opportunity for her own self development and set about enhancing her skills and weaknesses putting time effort and money into serious research and studying. Dawn enrolled in professional courses in business, my educational achievements include, Entrepreneurs Scholarship for Enterprise, Management and Marketing Mastery awarded by the institute for learning EDI, supporting learning and performance.

Having now the skill, experience and knowledge Doing Biz For Yourself was officially launched in 2014 giving business owners and Entrepreneurs a real opportunity of honest local business support.


Doing Biz for yourself is a local well known ambassador for small businesses amongst the Government funded business support organisations. As a business we have worked in partnership with the Blue Orchid, Business Growth Hub, Oldham Business Leadership Group now known as The Oldham Enterprise Trust, Oldham Library Business Support on various projects helping to support and develop local businesses and Entrepreneurs.

Our EXCLUSIVE member community provides business owners with a safe place to share their thoughts ,challenges and successes with supportive like minded individuals . Doing Biz for Yourself has a whole ethos built around developing relationships and communication which continues to enables members to work together to generate sales.