James Caan is an expert in building successful businesses. As a dragon on BBC's Dragons Den, James Caan invested over £1million in various companies. James is CEO of investment firm Hamilton Bradshaw, he has excellent business knowledge is an interesting and engaging keynote speaker for any business event.
James Caan CBE is a highly successful entrepreneur and has been involved in developing and selling businesses. James became known for his role as a Dragon on BBC Two’s ‘Dragons Den’. Since leaving the Den he has continued to invest in more businesses, sustained his charitable work through the James Caan Foundation and become a popular and engaging business speaker at corporate events.
James became successful from working in the recruitment industry; his companies ‘Alexander Mann Group’ and ‘Humana International’ thrived internationally and he has also been involved with buying and selling businesses. He has been the CEO and founder of Hamilton Bradshaw since 2004, a firm which specialises in venture capital, buyouts and real estate investment. His accomplishments as an entrepreneur and businessman led to his position as a Dragon the popular BBC Two show ‘Dragon’s Den’.
During his time on the panel of ‘Dragon’s Den’, James invested in 14 companies and put in £1 million worth of investment into other people’s business ideas. James hosted ‘The Business Class’, a CNBC show; each episode involves an innovative business looking for advice on how to grow in today’s market.
Off-screen, James is on the panel of high profile business people who meet up to discuss enterprise policy. He also set up his own property venture in 2011 called ‘HB Real Estate’ to target investments in prime London residential and commercial real estate assets. In 2012 James was appointed the Chairman of Startup loans, this is a government initiative set up in order to fund young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 24 for the first three years of starting up their company.
Using his experience in recruitment and as an entrepreneur, James has written multiple books to help young entrepreneurs understand whether their business ideas are feasible and how to best peruse the path to success.
James has set up his own app called ‘James Caan Business Secrets’ and has set up the James Cann Foundation in order to help underprivileged children to get an education. His achievements have been recognised by many and he has been awarded the ‘BT Enterprise of the Year’, the PWC ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, he has been nominated as a LinkedIn Influencer and was recognised in the Queen’s Honours list, being awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurialism and his charitable works.
James is a confident and charismatic business speaker and never fails to impress at corporate events. His countless successful businesses mean he has a wealth of stories and experience to draw upon, educating and entertaining all kinds of audiences.