James Caan

Serial Entrepreneur and Dragons' Den Panellist

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 the Founder and Chairman of Recruitment Entrepreneur - the number one investor to build and exit recruitment businesses. James is also the Founder of Hamilton Bradshaw, a management advisory company which specialises in turnarounds and development opportunities in the UK and Europe.

"One of the UK's most successful & dynamic entrepreneurs

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  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • The Rules of Success
  • Achieving your Goals
  • Passion for Success
  • Change and Turnaround
  • Risk


James Caan presents in English.

How he presents

James is an exceptional and charismatic public speaker. 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.

Books & Media

  • Start your Business in 7 Days
  • Get the Job you Really Want
  • The Real Deal

In Detail

In 2007, James was invited to join the panel of the highly popular BBC TV show Dragons' Den. During his time on the show, James invested in a diverse range of businesses. James founded the Alexander Mann Group in 1985, an executive head-hunting firm with a turnover of £300m and operations in 50 countries which he sold in 2002. James also co-founded Humana International growing the business to over 147 offices across 30 countries from 1993-1999. He is also Chairman of the Board of StartUp Loans, a scheme to give the next generation of entrepreneurs the finance and support to potentially start over 30,000 new businesses.


A leading voice for UK Business, audiences benefit from James' invaluable insight and practical advice on issues such as motivating staff, leadership, scaling businesses and the impact of technology and social media on the business landscape.



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