Dragons’ Den 2018 is back on BBC Two tonight: Meet the dragons and latest contestants below.
Dragons’ Den opens the doors tonight for its Christmas special with five Dragons: Serial investor Deborah Meaden, technology titan Peter Jones, fashion retail tycoon Touker Suleyman, supplement supremo Tej Lalvani and cashpoint queen Jenny Campbell
This series the Dragons saw 102 business pitches from entrepreneurs looking for investment with 26 receiving the cash, the most in any series to date.
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In tonight's episode at 8PM on BBC Two, the Dragons are on the look out for more investment opportunities.
Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Jenny Campbell return ready to pounce on profit-making ideas.
Hoping for investment from the dragons tonight are another range of business plans, including a child's toothbrush that doubles as a mobile game controller, a brand of Scottish gin and a device to help with back pain.
Host Evan Davis will guide them through the process.
The Dragon's Den Dragons
Tej Lalvani is the CEO of Vitabiotics, the largest vitamin company in the UK by value sales with a current group turnover of over £300 million a year. Tej is the CEO of the company which was founded in 1971 by his scientist father Professor Kartar Lalvani who remains the company’s Chairman.
After leaving school at 16 to begin her working life counting cash in a bank branch, Jenny climbed through the ranks to become one of the few senior female bankers at the time in the UK. Following thirty years in the banking trade, Jenny left to turn around a failing cash machine business into a profitable entity operating across Europe.
A Dragon from the very first series Peter’s business career started out at a young age when he set up his own tennis coaching school. He has been through some difficult financial times in the past but he is now one of Britain's best-known entrepreneurs. His business portfolio ranges from Jessops and Levi Roots to Wonderland Magazine and Bladez Toyz.
Deborah Meaden launched her first business straight out of college, before setting up one of the first ‘Stefanel’ fashion franchises in the UK.She later joined her family business - Weststar Holidays before becoming a full-time investor. Her portfolio includes a range of business from a recipe sharing website a solar electricity business.
Touker Suleyman has 40 years experience in retail and manufacturing. Originally starting his career in accountancy, Touker is now perhaps best known in business circles as the founder of quintessentially British menswear brand, Hawes & Curtis and the man credited with reinventing the seminal 90s womenswear label, Ghost.
Dragons' Den airs on BBC Two at 9PM on Sunday night.