Dragons Den Presenter To Be Awarded Honorary Degree

Posted: September 16th, 2009

Presenter of Dragon’s Den Evan Davis has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Coventry University in Business Administration, for his work on Finance Journalism and Economics editorial. He has also been the presenter of BBC Radio 4′s Today programme, after having served six years as the BBC’s economics editor. His work and services to the financial world has been recognised and has made him a famous household name.

Before his career in broadcasting took off he worked as an economist for the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School’s Centre for Business Strategy. His expertise has demonstrated his strong abilities to make difficult issues available and accessible to the public. Vice Chancellor of Coventry University, Professor Madeleine Atkins comments “His contribution to financial journalism and the way he continues to make the most complicated issues accessible has not only made him a household name but also a respected authority on his subject.”

Dragon’s Den have shown much success of with viewing ratings going up each year and seeing many budding entrepreneurs see success even if they were not successful with the Dragons themselves. Levi Roots arrived for a book signing in Waterstone’s at the Eden Centre, High Wycombe this week, for the launch of his new book ‘Caribbean Food Made Easy’. Roots rose to fame after successfully enticing dragon Peter Jones into investing in his ‘Reggae Reggae Sauce’ brand. The book signing attracted many fans and proved to be a hit with the shoppers.

Fellow dragon Theo Paphitis has also been busy providing some words of wisdom to a judge on a business pitch panel for children. Kerry Michael, owner of Grand Pier, was the judge for North Somerset Youngsters’ at in Weston, and gained some useful tips from the dragon. The judges also included managers from AGM Holdings, HSBC and North Somerset Council. The competition was held for diploma students who were asked to come with a design for a space within the new Grand Pier. This is set to open next year, with the winner’s idea to be put in place.

Dragon’s Den Online is currently showing in UK with first episode running on BBC Two.

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