It all started with one ice-cream van for Duncan Bannatyne - the hard-hitting dragon from Glasgow - and he’s been whipping companies into shape ever since. The owner of hotels, health clubs and bars, Duncan is known for appearing on the BBC's 'Dragons Den'. As a keynote speaker or panelist, he motivates budding entrepreneurs with his rags to riches story.
As a keynote or conference speaker, a panellist, entrepreneur and business legend Duncan Bannatyne OBE, or Dragon Duncan as he is now known following his success on Dragons' Den on BBC2, is available for corporate events.
Duncan Bannatyne is one of the UK's most successful serial entrepreneurs who has created a portfolio of leisure businesses as well as carving out a high-profile media career.
He is best-known as one of the original line up dragons on the BBC's Dragons' Den, where his sharp comments put would-be entrepreneurs on the spot, revealing his flair for spotting a lucrative investment. Other shows include ITV's The Rich List, a documentary for BBC2 on the tobacco industry and Duncan was a popular candidate in the 2015 series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Duncan is a committed fundraiser and supports many charities including UNICEF and Scottish International Relief and Comic Relief. He was awarded an OBE in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to charity.
He is the author of 7 books, which have topped the best sellers list, and sold countless copies. His books offer practical tips for money management, advice for budding entrepreneurs and business mistakes to avoid.
He dedicates a great deal of his time working with charitable organisations such as UNICEF and Scottish International Relief. He also established the Bannatyne Hospice for Children with HIV and AIDS in Romania.
Duncan is a professional speaker, able to deliver a business keynote, speak at a conference or make up part of a Q&A panel. Talented and intelligent, he can share his insights from his successful businesses on the corporate circuit.