Piers Linney

Dragons Den Entrepreneur

Piers Linney

Piers Linney is a British entrepreneur most famous for his stint on popular television business show Dragons’ Den.

Growing up in Bacup, a small mill town in Lancashire, Piers suffered an early setback when he failed his 11+ but recovered by making money through business acumen and ingenuity.

With aspirations of being his own boss even at the age of thirteen, Piers gave up on his week-day paper round and cut out his local newsagent by going direct to the wholesaler to start his own Sunday paper round, which he sold off several years later.

Beginning his professional career in the banking industry, Piers is also well acquainted with finance and effective profit making, though he left the City in 2000 to start his own internet enterprise, as he recognised the enormous and disruptive opportunity the Internet posed.

Since leaving the City, Piers have been involved in a wide range of sectors and businesses through direct investments and via a number of funds ranging from property to pharmaceutical research to dance music.

His media profile was subsequently raised when he appeared on Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire in 2011 which covered the ten days he spent in Wolverhampton’s Brinsford Young Offenders’ Institution.

He was also on the panel of BBC 2’s prime-time programme Dragons’ Den – on the show, Piers was able to use his skills of seeking out the importance of new innovations and his resources to invest in new businesses across a range of sectors.

As a business speaker Piers offers insights into how to devise, develop and maintain successful businesses whilst his experiences across a range of businesses allow him to understand and advise on a variety of business queries and problems.

To book the inspirational Piers Linney as the business management speaker for your event contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or by telephone on: +44 1509 85 29 27.


  • Dragon’s Den
  • Business Management
  • Business Success
  • Creative Business Thinking

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