Duncan Bannatyne OBE is one of theUK’s most successful serial entrepreneurs who has created a portfolio of leisure businesses as well as carving out a high-profile media career.
He is best-known as one of the original Dragons on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, where his sharp comments put would-be entrepreneurs on the spot. Other shows include ITV’s The Rich List and a documentary for BBC2 on the tobacco industry. Most recentlyDuncanfronted Duncan Bannatyne’s Seaside Rescue on Virgin 1, helping revive some ofBritain’s fading coastal resorts.
Duncanis also a successful writer; his memoir, Anyone Can Do It, was published by Orion in 2006 and he has since written a series of successful books on business.
Duncanis a committed fundraiser and supports many charities including UNICEF and Scottish International Relief and Comic Relief. He was awarded an OBE in the 2004 Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to charity.