We will be joined by Chanelle, Lady McCoy, one of Ireland’s most successful businesswomen, winner of the All-Ireland Business Champion Award (2018) and recently ranked no 23 in the ‘50 incredible people shaping modern Ireland’. She leads Chanelle Medical, part of the multi-million-pound global company Chanelle Pharmaceutical Group based in Galway, which is now Ireland’s largest indigenous pharmaceutical company.
Chanelle is the newest dragon on the TV series Dragon’s Den in Ireland and is also married to horseracing legend Sir AP McCoy.
Chanelle Medical & Chanelle Veterinary develop and manufacture generic (copycat) drugs, holding more than 3000 medical product licenses in over 96 global markets, with over 500 employees and turning over in excess of €115m. They have won many awards, including the Life Science Award at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards 2017, Exporter of the Year 2016, Export Innovation of the Year 2016 and the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award 2015 amongst others.
The 44-year-old is married to Sir AP McCoy OBE, Champion Jump Jockey for 20 consecutive years, voted BBC Sports Personality of the year in 2010. When he retired in 2015, AP was awarded the BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was knighted by the Queen for his Services to Horseracing.
Having been recognised as a successful businesswoman in her own right, Chanelle joined Dragons Den in Ireland earlier this year. She co-presents for other TV stations such as the BBC, and is also an Ambassador for a number of race days and for the charity Tiny Tickers. Chanelle’s love for business has also seen her branch out into the fashion industry. In 2014 Chanelle and 5 partners opened the doors of Mojo & McCoy, a successful boutique in Berkshire.