Turkish Cypriot fashion mogul Touker Suleyman (pictured far left above) returns for his third series of Dragons’ Den – the BBC’s popular business show where budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and a stake in their business for cash investments.
He is joined by long-standing Dragons and fellow business gurus Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden. Together they welcome two new faces to the Den for the show’s 15th series: Jenny Campbell, a former banker turned cash machine entrepreneur, and Tej Lalvani, who owns vitamin supplements giant Vitabiotics.
Having made his fortune in fashion retail and garment manufacturing, for the past two years Touker Suleyman has been carving out a new role as a TV personality and business angel. To date he has offered ‘Touker Time’ to seven fledging entrepreneurs that have appeared on Dragons’ Den. The 64-year-old multi-millionaire, who was born in Mağusa and regularly drops references to his ethnic roots on the show, will no doubt be adding to his investment portfolio when the new series kicks off this Sunday, 20 August.
Dragons’ Den is broadcast weekly on Sundays at 8pm on BBC 2. The show is repeated on Fridays at 11.05pm, or catch-up with missed episodes on the BBC iPlayer.