Tej Lalvani will feature on Dragon’s Den

BBC - Dragons Den

BBC – Dragons Den

The CEO of Vitabiotics will appear in the 15th series of the popular show, alongside Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman and new investor Jenny Campbell.

Vitabiotics is the largest vitamin company in the UK by value sales with a current group turnover of over £300 million a year. Tej is the CEO of the company which was founded in 1971 by his scientist father Professor Kartar Lalvani who remains the company’s Chairman. Over the last 20 years Tej has grown the business into one of the leading and most innovative nutrition companies in the UK.

Through hands on experience in all departments of the business from driving fork lifts to his current role as CEO Tej’s key goal and vision is to build Vitabiotics into the largest specialist vitamin company in the world.

BBC - Tej Lalvani

BBC – Tej Lalvani

Under Tej’s leadership Vitabiotics has expanded to its current size where its products are sold in over 100 countries worldwide and produces many of the UK’s number one selling vitamins including Wellwoman, Perfectil and Pregnacare. The company has also been awarded Boots’ Supplier of the Year award and the Queen’s Award for Innovation.

Mr Lalvani was brought in after businessman Steve Parish – co-owner of the Crystal Palace Football Club – pulled out of the new series, less than a week after he was announced as the replacement for outgoing dragon Nick Jenkins.

Lalvani said: “I’m very excited to be joining the Dragons’ Den line-up. I’m a shrewd investor and I’m looking forward to finding hard working, passionate people to share my business experience and knowledge with.”