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James Caan

Guest Presenter, CNBC

James Caan is one of the U.K.'s most successful entrepreneurs.

He made his fortune in the recruitment industry, which included the global success of his companies Alexander Mann and Humana International. In 2004 he founded private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw, which now has a portfolio of over 30 companies.

As well as The Business Class, James is also known for joining the hit BBC show Dragons' Den, where he invested over £1m across 14 companies.

He has received various prestigious awards including 'BT Enterprise of the Year', PricewaterhouseCoopers 'Entrepreneur of the Year' and Chairman of the Year at the 2013 International Business Awards.

A passionate supporter of small businesses, James is Chairman of the Government's Start Up Loans scheme, which provides funding and mentoring to young entrepreneurs. To date the scheme has backed over 8000 entrepreneurs.

James has released three best-selling books – his autobiography The Real Deal, Get the Job You Really Want, and more recently Start Your Business in 7 Days, as well as a highly acclaimed free app, James Caan Business Secrets.

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  • Caan is one of the U.K.'s most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs as well as the guest presenter of "The Business Class."

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