About John Caudwell

John Caudwell is an entrepreneur, business leader, and philanthropist. He grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and discovered his commercial and creative streak at a young age. It was in the mid-1980s, when operating a successful car dealership in his hometown, that he turned a communications problem into a business opportunity. John founded Caudwell Group, the pioneering telecommunications company which, when he sold the business in 2006, was selling 26 phones a minute.

John remains active in the business world, but his main passion is philanthropy. As a signatory to the ‘Giving Pledge’, John is committed to giving over half his wealth to charitable causes during and after his lifetime. John gives significantly to and raises the profiles of causes which struggle to receive the attention, funding and assistance they so desperately deserve. Through his charities, Caudwell Children and Caudwell LymeCo, John’s present focus is on improving the lives of those with disabilities and Lyme disease.

Featured Interviews

John is a regular contributor to the public debate on a range of subjects including the economic impact of Covid-19 and his visionary Caudwell Pandemic Recovery (CPR) proposal, philanthropy, Britain’s relationship with the European Union, and the role of tax in society. He has recently appeared on BBC Newsnight, Sky News, BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme and PM, Good Morning Britain, LBC, ITV This Morning, Channel 4 News, Talk Radio, Channel 5’s The Jeremy Vine Show and Bloomberg. If you want to hear from John on a particular issue, please get in contact.

John Caudwell in the Sunday Telegraph

The last thing we need now is austerity. John outlined his Caudwell Pandemic Recovery plan in the Sunday Telegraph.