Duncan Bannatyne OBE

Duncan Bannatyne from Great British Speakers

An influential public speaker, Duncan Bannatyne is widely known for the popular BBC television programme Dragon’s Den. As an entrepreneur, he has invested millions into a variety of businesses, from health clubs to property and transport.

Duncan is a keen anti-smoking campaigner and an active advocate for a number of charities including UNICEF, Scottish International Relief and Comic Relief.  In 2004, Duncan received an OBE for his charity work.

As a conference speaker, ‘Dragon’, TV Presenter or thriving business mogul, Duncan continues to motivate budding entrepreneurs with his success story.  A frequent after-dinner speaker, his wealth of expertise and opportunistic style, guarantee to uplift and invigorate any corporate event.

Duncan has hosted many TV documentaries, including ITV’s The Rich List, Bannatyne Takes on Tobacco for BBC 2 and Duncan Bannatyne Seaside Rescue on Virgin 1. He is also a successful author, having written several motivational books including, Anyone Can Do It, which has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide and Wake up and change your life quickly, which entered the Sunday Telegraph top selling booklist on its release.

In 2006, Duncan became the owner of the largest independent chain of health clubs in the UK – Bannatyne’s Health Clubs. Two years later and despite a recession, Duncan enlarged his hotel interests with a £12 million invested into the Bannatyne Spa Hotel, Hastings. 

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