Simon Woodroffe OBE is the founder and creative driving force behind YO! and former Dragon on the hit television show Dragons Den.
YO! Sushi was born out of Simon’s feel for entertainment, the idea was to make eating a complete entertainment experience and featured call buttons, robot drinks trolleys and Japanese TV. YO! is developing as a lifestyle brand and has grown naturally out of the initial restaurant concept.
The YO! story continues to develop and Simon works with others to develop new YO! Brands. YOTEL is the world's most radical hotel and was the first hotel in the world to be actually inside an airport terminal. YOTEL now operates a 669 bedroom property in New York and Singapore Orchard Road with 600 rooms opens in 2018.
Simon was an original "Dragon" on the BBC 2 produced worldwide hit programme Dragons' Den as one of the formidable panellists. He has also featured on Discovery TV's 'VIP Weekends' with Ian Wright, ITV's 'Homes & Property', ITV's 'The Millionaire's Club' and 'Through the Keyhole' with David Frost.
As a result of being asked to share the story of his entrepreneurial success, Woodroffe has developed a strong reputation on the UK and international public speaking circuit. Simon speaks openly avoiding business cliché and audiences find his story extremely inspiring and a catalyst for their own endeavours, be they in a large corporate setting or working at a start-up level.
Simon is a charismatic and engaging speaker with a very personal story on how he has built up YO! and the future for businesses in the next century.
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