James Caan is one of the UK’s most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs and built up a multi-million pound fortune from Recruitment. He is now the CEO and founder of Hamilton Bradshaw, a private equity firm which specialises in turnarounds and development opportunities in the UK and Europe. Since 2007 he has been best known as one of the all powerful investors in BBC2’s Dragons’ Den. James is the founder and Chairman of Start Up Loans Company and was awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for services to entrepreneurship and charitable services through the James Caan Foundation.
In the business world, James is a highly respected figure and in particular he understands the challenges facing SME’s and entrepreneurs in the UK today. His pragmatic, yet warm and impartial approach appeals to a wide range of people and is regularly in demand for his business insight and advice. And to underline his level of expertise, James and his companies have received a number of awards, from BT’s Enterprise of the Year to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Entrepreneur of the Year.
James is an exceptional and charismatic public speaker. He provides talks that are not only inspiring and energetic but most importantly, he draws on his own experiences to leave his audiences completely motivated.
“James did such an amazing job, everyone absolutely loved him”. Sharan Pasricha, London Business School
“James was extremely inspiring yet very humble. People found him very open and engaging and were impressed that he shared so many experiences with them. They were in total awe of James and their attention was focused throughout the talk. It gave the delegates something to go away and think about to make their own companies big in 2010. I did not know what to expect, but am now looking for the next chance to work with James”. Dan Priestly, CEO Triumphant Events
“James was a star and the feedback was excellent. Thank you for making the event so successful”. Hamish Stevenson, Fasttrack 100
“I wanted to say thank you for your talk. It hit just the right note for the day”. Julia Southern, Chief Financial Officer, Virgin Airways