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Piers Linney joins Dragons' Den, replacing Hilary Devey

by LLB Editor
12th Mar 13 11:23 am

Cloud computing entrepreneur Piers Linney is the newest member to enter BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.

The news comes after prolific interior designer and LondonlovesExcellence Awards judge Kelly Hoppen announced she would be joining Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden on the show.

Linney is the joint chief executive of Manchester-based firm Outsourcery and sits on the governance board of the UK’s Cloud Industry Forum. He’s also qualified as a solicitor, specialising in private equity, and has worked as an investment banker and venture capital fund manager in the past.

Linney, who previously featured in Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire, has also been included in The Power List, a compendium of the 100 most influential black Britons. 

Linney said: “Having been a professional and private investor, I stepped into what started out as personal investment to run [Outsourcery], and am now building a world-leading business. 

“I am excited to have the opportunity to join Dragons’ Den and once again support entrepreneurs both financially and through my extensive network.  I also think I can widen the appeal of the Den to information economy entrepreneurs, as they are key to the future success of the UK economy.”

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