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James Caan

James Caan

One of the "Dragons" from BBC TV's 'Dragons' Den'

James Caan is one of the UK’s most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs. He made his fortune in the recruitment industry, which included the global success of his companies, Alexander Mann Group and Humana International, and has been building and selling businesses ever since.

In 2004 he founded private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw based in London’s Mayfair. The company specialises in buyouts, venture capital, real estate and now manages a portfolio of over 30 companies.

James Caan is best known for joining the panel of the hit BBC2 TV show, Dragons’ Den where he invested in 14 companies and committed over £1m of investment, over 4 series.

In 2011 James launched a property venture, HB Real Estate, to target investments in prime London residential and commercial real estate assets. The new division has raised a £100m fund and has made its first acquisition, a residential asset in prime Knightsbridge with an estimated GDV in excess of £30m.

James supports a variety of government initiatives including The Entrepreneur’s Forum; James was selected to join a panel of high profile business people who meet regularly to debate their views on enterprise policy.  James is heavily involved with charity and set up The James Caan Foundation predominantly to help underprivileged children get access to education.

James has written three best selling books, The Real Deal, an autobiography and Get the Job You Really Want, based on his 30 years of experience in the recruitment industry. The book reached No. 1 in 3 categories on Amazon and was the best-selling practical business book of 2011.  In his latest book, Start Your Business in 7 Days, James aims to use his experience to advise the new generation of entrepreneurs by helping them work out if their business idea really is workable and bankable. Start Your Business reached No. 2 in the Amazon business chart, within two weeks of launching.

Audiences can benefit from James’ valuable insight and practical advice on issues such as motivating staff, growing businesses and surviving the tough economic climate. Most importantly, he is able to draw on his own life experiences to leave audiences completely energised and motivated.  James Caan is a widely respected figure in the business world because he understands the challenges businesses and entrepreneurs all over the world face today, and his presence at events helps inspire and stimulate business people at all levels.

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Being an intrapreneur in a corporate culture

Growing your Business

Motivating Staff

Failure as an ingredient to success

Investing in people

The power of mentorship

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Confident and articulate. Able to add original thought and controversy to the debate, as requested

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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.


The session with James was a great success on every level and added real excitement to the
day. More than that James' was confident and fluent.

BBC People

I wanted to say thank you for your talk. It hit just the right note for the day.

Virgin Airways


James Caan

The Real Deal

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James Caan

Start your Business in 7 Days

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James Caan

Get The Job You Really Want

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Fees & Details

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  • UK:

    £15k to £30k

  • Europe:

    £15k to £30k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £15k to £30k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



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