Build your business | Star of BBC’s Dragons’ Den, entrepreneur and non-executive director of British Business Bank
Renowned business management speaker and star of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, Piers Linney is a successful entrepreneur with an impressive business portfolio.
Linney first came into the public eye in 2011 when he appeared on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire, where he went undercover in a Young Offenders’ Prison. From 2013 until 2015, he appeared on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den, investing thousands in a number of start-up businesses.
Linney’s business acumen and skill are proven by the success of his endeavours – he is non-executive director of British Business Bank, is a board director and trustee of Nesta, an innovation foundation, and has a substantial background in law, fund management and investment banking, including a degree in accountancy and law.
Beginning his career in the banking industry, Linney is well acquainted with finance and effective profit making, and his session at Event Buyers Live will not only draw on his entrepreneurial experience but also on his financial and economic knowledge.
Linney will address the topics of entrepreneurship and building a successful business, as well as share insight into his time on Dragons’ Den.
His employment history includes tenures with Barclays de Zoete World and Credit Suisse and Linney has also sat on the Cabinet Office’s SME Panel representing the technology sector and board of TechUK.