Entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne OBE is best-known as one of the "business angels" on BBC's long running and ever popular Dragons' Den, where his sharp comments put would-be entrepreneurs on the spot. But these contestants have reason to be grateful for his down-to-earth, no nonsense advice – for Duncan is one of the UK's most astute businessmen, with a portfolio of leisure businesses that includes hotels, health clubs and spas. He has been equally successful at carving out a high-profile media career.
Duncan is the author of a series of popular business-themed books, including Wake Up and Change Your Life (2008), How To Be Smart With Your Money (2009), How To Be Smart With Your Time (2010), 43 Mistakes Businesses Make (2011), 37 Questions Everyone in Business Needs to Answer (2012) and Riding The Storm (2014).
In December 2009, Duncan joined business magazine Business Matters as a monthly columnist.
Duncan is a committed fundraiser and supports many charities, including UNICEF, Scottish International Relief and Comic Relief. He was awarded an OBE in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to charity.
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- Editor of the Scotsman Newspaper, Chief Executive of The Spectator Magazine, Writer, Broadcaster and Business Consultant.
- Charles Armstrong is an ethnographer and business innovator the co-founder and CEO of Trampoline Systems, a company that analyses social media, business communications, and internal and external relationships.
- Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
Chris Smith MP