Season 4 | Ep 16 – James Caan CBE on selling Alexander Mann for £260m, appearing on Dragons Den and why he still loves investing in Recruitment Agencies today!

24 March 2021|In Podcasts|By Gurnie

Today I was delighted to be joined on The RAG Podcast Live with Recruitment Entrepreneur and former Dragon – James Caan CBE!

Although famous for his time on BBC TV, James is the most followed recruitment professional in the world today with over 3million Linkedin followers!

In this episode, I we discussed

🎙Launching, growing and selling Alexander Mann in 2013 for £260 million

🎙How he felt when he had enough money to retire at 42 years old

🎙Growing Humana International and moving into private equity with Hamilton Bradshaw

🎙Launching Recruitment Entrepreneur in 2014, investing in more than 32 founders to date

🎙The impact of his 3 million followers on Linkedin

🎙Why he loves the industry and keeps on going when he simply doesn’t need to!

A fascinating chat with James and for me the realisation that despite his huge success – he truly believes that growing a recruitment business is about investing in people and doing the basics well, every single day!If you would like to chat to James directly please email him at or via LinkedIn!