James Caan CBE

James Caan CBE

Best known for his stint on Dragon’s Den (2007-12), James Caan CBE is a successful entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and author.

He is the founder of headhunting company Alexander Mann, management advisory company Hamilton Bradshaw, and investment company Recruitment Entrepreneur. In 2009, James worked with the UK Government to create the iAwards to support innovation in the UK. Three years later, he was appointed the Chairman of the UK Government start-up loans scheme.

James now utilises his years of experience by being an in-demand keynote speaker, event host, and conference panellist. He has worked for companies including Google and Samsung, and appeared at events such as The Business Show, and the MADE Festival. A veteran of entrepreneurship, James inspires his audiences with anecdotes and motivational tips.

James was appointed a CBE in 2015 for his services to entrepreneurship and charity.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book businessman and investor James Caan CBE for your next event.

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Excellent rapport built with crowd and a good mix of knowledge and humour.
Business to Business Exhibitions Ltd

The audience enjoyed the theme and stories. James covered all the requests from the brief well. Very positive and favourable feedback.
Profile Project Management

James was world class – exactly what I was looking for.
Dan Bradbury Ltd

He handled the ‘sensitive’ issues from our side and handled the audience very well, very professional.
FT Business

James’ willingness and passion to address the issues he supports made him an ideal speaker for the Pendulum Summit. He exceeded our expectations on the day, giving our audience the benefit of his invaluable insight and proactive advice.
Frankie Sheahan, Founder/Event Director, Pendulum Summit 2018

James was excellent, amusing and interesting in his views and I felt he dealt with the questions from the audience with charm and intelligent insight.
David Henry, VP Marketing UK and Europe, Monster

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