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The Stars of Dragons’ Den: “Where are they now?”

Posted by jorbell on March 10, 2010

On Saturday I wrote a blog post on Business Startup – The Business show, an event for anyone looking to start a new business. Amongst the speakers are two former Dragons from BBC TV’s, Dragons’ Den in Richard Farleigh and Rachel Elnaugh. For this entry I thought I’d do a little digging to see what the current entrepreneurs from the show are up to at the moment.

James Caan

This week it has been announced that James Caan is to be on a panel of judges for the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2010. Now in their second year, this event will recognise the achievements of exceptional small and medium sized enpertises with prizes of up to £2,000 cash and 50,000 Nectar points.

Duncan Bannatyne

Duncan Bannatyne, meanwhile, is playing a leading role in the 2010 No Smoking Day campaign by starring as the granny in a remake of the Queen video ‘I want to Break Free’. The annual event sees nearly one million smokers quit each year.

Theo Paphitis

Later this month Theo Paphitis will be taking part in a run in Weston-super-Mare in aid of Sport Relief.

Theo said: “Having recently returned from a trip to Kenya with fellow Dragons where we saw the positive impact of money raised through Sport Relief, I am more determined than ever to raise loads of cash.”

The national Sport Relief weekend takes place on 21 March.

Deborah Meaden

According to a poll commissioned by Co-operative Financial Services, Deborah Meaden, JK Rowling and fashion designer, Stella McCartney are amongst the most inspirational and admired entrepreneurial female role models for young women. The results of the poll of 14-24-year-olds coincided with International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March.

Peter Jones

In reaction to HBOS announcing that they making 700 employees redundant in Aylesbury next year, Peter Jones says his National Enterprise Academy has a scheme available to help people bet back to work in the area.


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