James is one of the UK’s most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs. He has gained much fame on the panel of Dragons’ Den.
He is the founder and CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw, based in Mayfair, London. The company was founded in 2004 and specialises in buyouts, venture capital, turnarounds, and real estate investment in the UK.
At sixteen he left school with no qualifications. Despite this in the mid 1980′s, he began a successful career in recruitment. James founded Alexander Mann, a UK recruitment business which he successfully grew to £130m turnover with 30 offices worldwide. James was keen to explore the international market and launched Humana International, a franchising model, establishing 147 offices in 30 countries.
In 2007, James Caan joined the panel of the highly popular BBC TV show Dragons’ Den. During his time on the show, James invested in a diverse range of businesses and as a result increased his profile in the media.
James has worked on a number of projects to support the British entrepreneur. He is has worked with Business Secretary Vince Cable as a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum to help and advise government on the new business policies.
James is a keen supporter of many charities and set up The JCF in 2006 to help underprivileged children get access to education. Entrepreneurship, education and equal opportunities are three key areas that James specifically supports.