Simon Woodroffe – YO! Founder Talks Entrepreneurship & How To Follow Your Fear To Find Your Destiny

Founder of Yo! Sushi

Simon Woodroffe OBE is an entrepreneur and founder of Yo! Sushi. He also appeared as one of the original Dragons on Dragons Den.

Simon spent 30 years in the entertainment business staging concerts for huge artists, including Stevie Wonder and George Michael.

In 1997, he founded Yo! Sushi which became a huge success serving over 6 million customers and opening 100 restaurants across the globe.

In 1999, he was awarded a young entrepreneur of the year before taking on the opportunity of being one of the original Dragons in Dragons Den.

In 2008, the 52-year-old expanded his business portfolio by launching the YOTEL brand of airport and hotels. After success with the YO brand, Woodroffe created YOTOPIA – a luxury resort in the Bahamas.

Simon still works closely with the YO portfolio, and he joins us today from his houseboat in Chelsea to talk about how we get London back to work at full capacity while discussing the factors that affect people’s mental health through stress, fear and anger.