Wednesday 26 April 2017

Michael Burke (69) started out life as a vet but soon tapped in to a need for veterinary medicine by opening a generic drugs manufacturing facility in Loughrea, Co Galway. The business, Chanelle Group, has sales of over 100m. His daughter Chanelle McCoy (40), who is married to former champion jockey AP McCoy, is a director of the company and spearheads the generic human medicines side of the business. She is also the new member of the Dragons' Den panel. Chanelle and her father have ambitious plans for the company and plan to expand into the US next year.

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