The phenomena that is the Dragon’s Den has revolutionised entrepreneurialism in the UK. A recent report claimed, that the ‘Den’, as it is affectionately known, not only promotes starting your own company, it also, shows that everyone can do it. It is a well known fact that the Dragon’s support, not only the SME sector but also a number of charities and it was announced this week that James Caan – the newest Dragon – is taking this to a new level ,with his appointment as the chairman of social enterprise ‘The Big Issue.’
Caan, who made his fortune in the recruitment sector, is set to join the magazine to bring a greater level of strategy to the publication, which has a circulation of over 150,000 thorough the UK.
Among his many plans, he hopes to bring ‘The Big Issue’ online and leverage his involvement to encourage big business to increase charitable giving.
Caan said he hopes his new role will be ‘An enlightening challenge.”