James Caan


One of the most well known entrepreneurs in Britain, James Caan made his fortune in the recruitment industry at both the Alexander Mann Group and Humana International. Now heading a private equity firm, James oversees a multitude of businesses and real estate. A pre-eminent business management speaker, James studied at Harvard Business School and graduated in 2003 in Advanced Business Management, proving testament to his diverse business acumen.

After founding his first company, Alexander Mann, in 1987 James co-founded a new venture in executive headhunting named Humana International. James grew the business to over 147 offices in 30 countries. James sold his stake in the business in 1999, in the meantime he had founded several other businesses and still held a large interest in Alexander Mann. After selling many of his successful ventures, Caan set up Hamilton Bradshaw, a private equity firm specialising in buyouts, venture capital and real estate.

With experience of a multitude of corporate sectors and business processes, James has acquired an extensive knowledge of how to create an efficient and effective business, making him a highly sought after business management speaker.

James became best known to the wider public after his appearance for four series on hit BBC show Dragon’s Den. Caan invested in 14 companies and committed over £1 million to firms during the time he was on the show. James always stressed the importance to business owners of knowing their creation inside out in order to never let careless mistakes to occur. During after dinner speeches, James addresses fundamental aspects of business management that are essential in order for teamwork and leadership to be present in every corner of a firm.

An engaging and compelling business management speaker, James interacts wonderfully with audience members, making him an ideal event host or conference facilitator. James ensures your event runs on time whilst establishing an underlying theme to the proceedings in the form of a keynote speech.

To book James Caan as the business speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, James is known to cover the following topics:

  • Business Management Speaker
  • Business Speaker
  • Corporate Turnaround
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Becoming Employable