Lord Karan Bilimoria founded Cobra Beer in 1989. In 2004 Karan was appointed a Commander of the British Empire(CBE) for services to business and entrepreneurship, and in 2006 he was appointed an Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and created Baron Bilimoria of Chelsea in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President of India in 2008 in recognition of his exceptional achievement and holds honorary doctorates from several universities including London Metropolitan, Brunel, Heriot-Watt and West London. In Parliament, Karan is active in a wide range of matters and has been acknowledged as an ambassador for Britain, India and the Parsi Community.
Dr Carol Cooper is a well-known media medic, an award-winning author, and president of the Guild of Health Writers. She writes for The Sun newspaper, is a regular on TV and radio and has recently published her first novel.
Carol teaches medical students at Imperial College, London, and is an Associate of Newnham College, Cambridge. She has three grown-up sons.
Lucy Dimes is Chief Executive Officer of UBM EMEA and was previously Chief Executive Officer of the UK & Ireland at Fujistu having held senior leadership roles at the likes of BT and Alcatel-Lucent. She was recognised at the CBI First Women Awards in 2013 as the winner in the Science & Technology category, and as the Corporate Leader of the Year at the Everywoman in Technology Awards, also in 2013.
Lucy has a First Class Honours Degree in Business, an MBA from London Business School, and is an alumna of the Harvard Business School Global Women Leaders Programme.
Danny is a popular and prolific actor who has appeared in numerous television series as well as on the stage and in films. He started his career at the age of 14 years in Prime Suspect and is a familiar face as Mick Carter in Eastenders. He has three daughters and in 2016 married his partner who he originally met as a teenager.
Dr. Stephen Fear is an English entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and author with over 40 years international business experience.
Bristol-born Fear first went into business at the age 15 after reading an article in the Financial Times that would affect the way industrial ovens were cleaned. He used a red phone-box on the council estate where he grew up and persuaded an American firm to send him its product for him to sell in the UK.
Four years later, Fear sold his first business for £100,000 and invested the money in property.
He is Chairman and Founder of Fear Group, an international organisation he runs with his son, Leon Fear. Fear Group has interests in multiple markets and sectors ranging from green technology, hotels, residential care and manufacturing, spanning the UK, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
On 24th July 2013, during a ceremony at Bristol Cathedral, Fear was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of the West of England for his continued services to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship over the past 40 years.
Kate is a former Miss England who now works as a model and actress. She is married to the singer Lucky Ali and has a son Dani who she describes as the light of her life.
Dr Dawn is a leading media medic best known for her work on Channel 4’s award winning Embarrassing Bodies and Born Naughty? She is a resident doctor on ITV’s This Morning, and LBC Radio. She also has her own YouTube Channel.
Monique is a managing director within Duff & Phelps’ Compliance and Regulatory Consulting practice and is the global service line head of Regulatory Consulting.
Monique specializes in regulatory advice and, over the last 20 years, has worked with the FCA, various types of investment firms and asset managers.
Kevin Rochay is a pioneer in Media, Marketing & Commercial Strategy and is a recognised authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, organisational turnaround, and peak performance.
Levi is a DJ, musician, restaurateur and businessman who famously apeared on Dragons Den in 2007 promoting his spicy sauce which became an instant hit.
Sophie is an actress and writer, known for The Callback Queen, Stolen and Everywhere and Nowhere and now runs a film company with her sister.