WEBINAR: Ask me anything COVID19 – Piers Linney
Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 30 minutes
Piers will be covering how entrepreneur / business owners can manage the current crisis, as well as what you can do in isolation. Piers Linney is a non-executive director at the British Business Bank, a Business Leader Awards judge and he was previously also an investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den.
Non-executive director, British Business Bank
Former Investor on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den
I was born in Stoke-on-Trent, but grew up in a former mill town in Lancashire where I attended the local comprehensive school. My mother is from the Parish of St. Philip in Barbados and came to the UK in the early 1960s and spent her career working for the NHS before retiring and starting her own business. My father is from working class Manchester and was one of the first to earn an academic scholarship to attend Cambridge University in the 1950s.
Although I am often referred to as an entrepreneur and a TV personality following my appearances as an investor on the prime-time BBC show ‘Dragons’ Den’ and the Channel 4 series, ‘The Secret Millionaire’, I have a professional background in law, investment banking and fund management. On Dragons’ Den I invested in the personalised children’s book publisher Wonderbly, which was the #1 fastest growing company in Tech Track 2017.