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Starting From Scratch - Tej Lalvani On Taking Building An Established UK Brand In The US

Since its first episode in 2005 - was it really that long ago? - the BBC’s Dragons’ Den has turned a succession of successful but, usually,relatively low profile business leaders into household names.

Forbes, October 19, 2018


Vitabiotics boss and 'Dragon' Tej Lalvani: 'China's two-child policy could make us very successful'

"When we became Britain's biggest vitamin supplement company in 2013 it was a huge milestone for us as a family business. As an independent company in a competitive market we've had to work with fewer resources than multi-national pharmaceutical firms which have much deeper pockets," he says.

Telegraph, August 6, 2018


My money…Tej Lalvani

TEJ LALVANI is the new Dragon on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, the hit show that recently entered its 15th series. His day job is CEO of Vitabiotics, the largest vitamin company in the UK by value sales, with a current group turnover of more than £300million a year. The company was founded in 1971 by his scientist father Professor Kartar Lalvani, the company’s chairman, but has grown over the last 20 years under Tej’s leadership to become one of the UK’s leading vitamin companies.

Metro, November 7 2017


Vitabiotics enjoys the healthy benefits of keeping it in the family

Tej Lalvani’s designs on the family business started young. Aged eight, he ambitiously demanded that his father had business cards made up for him for the position of “scientist”. Not long after that, the precocious would-be executive was trying to muscle in on designing packaging for the company’s vitamin products.

The Times, September 27 2017


Britain's Dragons Are Now its Best-Known Business People

It’s time to face reality. One can almost hear Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones or another veteran of TV’s hard-bitten entrepreneur dreams-shattering Dragons Den saying it to a hapless contestant whose figures just don’t stack up.

City A.M., September 25 2017



A CEO of a multi-million-pound empire who prides himself on being involved in all aspects of the business – that’s Tej Lalvani – a father of two, husband, son and most recently, the newest ‘Dragon in the Den’.

EasternEye, September 6, 2017