Best known for his appearance on Channel 4's The Secret Millionaire, Carl Hopkins is a Yorkshire-based entrepreneur and marketing ‘guru'. Since selling his multi-million £ marketing agency in 2007 he has turned his hand to serial entrepreneurship and become an ambassador for enterprise. Always opinionated and outspoken, Carl has acquired a tough, no nonsense reputation for telling it like it is.
Carl’s businesses include ‘kloog’ - his own business development consultancy, agencybods- a recruitment agency and Joblink solutions - a Community Interest Company that prepares people for the world of work through education and inspiration. Carl is also one of 26 nationwide entrepreneurs handpicked to attend Vince Cable’s Entrepreneurs’ Forum which focuses on easing regulations which are faced by start-up businesses.
Industry Expertise (3)
Chairman of Direct Response Advertising agency, JDA. Started career there as a 19 year old designer Rose through the ranks to Creative Director and ultimately Managing Director. Bought the agency and then acquired a PR and Design agency. Sold the £20m turn over agency in 2007
Non Executive Chairman (professional)
Non Exective Chairman of Propaganda a UK based Brand agency
Non Executive Director Forward Ladies (professional)
Since 2008 I have been a ned for Forward Ladies a network whcih supports over 3,500 women in business through social and development networkign and events. We communicate with over 14,000 women in business every month
Vistage Speaker (professional)
Approved speaker for VISTAGE International. A group whcih supports CEO of businesses across the world.
UK Government Advisor (professional)
Since 2011 I have been one of 30 invited Entrepreneurs to advise the Rt Hon Vince Cable on ease of start up for UK busnesses, access to finance and the reduction of 'red tape'.
Trustee of The Leeds United Foundation (professional)
Since 2011 I have been a Trustee for the Leeds United Foundation, closely linked with one of the most famous football clubs in Europe the foundation supports young people from deprived areas of the Leeds City Region
Founding Patron of Are You Ready (professional)
Are You Ready is a Primary School Education initiative which aims to embed Enterprise into the UK primary School cirriculum
Secret Millionaire (personal)
in 2008 I appeared on the popular Channel Four Series Secret Millionaire. Spending time undercover in a deprived Mining town in the North East of the UK
MD Kloog Business Development (professional)
As Kloog i spend time addressing business audiences or working with businesses to improve their internal structures, their image, sales, marketing and profitability
Owner agencybods (professional)
Agencybods is a recruitment agency specialising in the creative and marketing sectors
Founder Joblink Solutions CIC (professional)
Joblink Solutions is a Community Interest Company which aims to support organisations which help people find work or start their own business
Leeds College of Art: BTEC, Advertising and Design 1984
- Workshop Leader