Entrepreneur and author Steven Bartlett is to join Dragons’ Den, replacing Tej Lalvani to become the youngest Dragon in the programme’s history. The 28-year-old will join Dragons Peter Jones (55), Deborah Meaden (62), Touker Suleyman (67) and Sara Davies (36) for the 19th series of the BBC One programme. Steven is set to become the youngest ever Dragon, taking over from Tej Lalvani for the 19th series. He is the co-founder and former CEO of listed social media firm Social Chain,
Jenny Campbell rose to fame recently on her appearance on Dragons’ Den, joining the Dragons in 2017. Originally from Hyde in Tameside, Jenny spent over 30 years initially with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Her role as an Entrepreneur took off with an MBO of an ATM business through the bank, and since joining the Dragons has been involved with charities and projects that support entrepreneurs and disadvantaged young people. Jenny stepped down from the Den this year, however,
Back in 2018 a young fresh-faced Ed Hollands appeared on Dragons’ Den with a business selling advertising space on lorries. Essentially creating a UK-wide moveable series of billboards. His business DrivenMedia has since gone from strength to strength, in good measure thanks to an investment of both time and money from Jenny Campbell. We first interviewed Ed in our June/July edition, following up now with a brief chat on how things have progressed: “Working with Jenny has been a fantastic experience.
Manchester gin-thusiasts Mark Smallwood and Liam Manton created Didsbury Gin in 2017 and the tipple has already been hailed by Vogue Magazine as ‘one of the most exciting new British gins’.
Hot off the heels of redundancy, and a bumper year making gin, Mark from Middlesbrough and Liam from Manchester took on their biggest challenge yet, the Dragons’ Den. The craft gin makers bagged themselves three minutes to pitch their plans for world domination to the BBC show’s five resident multi-millionaires in a bid to convince them to invest their own cash in the craft gin company.