Business Shapers

Contributor: Best of the guest

Every Saturday at 9am Jazz Shapers with Elliot Moss broadcasts from Jazz FM. The show shares music from the risk takers, leaders and influencers of jazz, soul, funk and blues, alongside interviews with their equivalent in the business world: entrepreneurs who have defined and shaped business categories and ways of operating.

Recent posts by Best of the guest

  • Shaper: Gina Miller

    Gina Miller Gina Miller co-founded SCM Private in 2009 as a disruptive modern investment manager offering low access to high end wealth management. She has worked in the UK retail financial services sector since 1996 and is passionate about transparency, accountability and consumer protection. Gina’s business principles are characterised by innovation, efficiency, a profit for purposes… Read more

  • Shaper: Oliver Tress

    Show aired on 18th February 2017 Oliver Tress Oliver Tress is the Founder and Managing Director of independent British lifestyle retailer, Oliver Bonas. Having left university with an Anthropology degree, at the age of 25 he opened the first Oliver Bonas store on London’s Fulham Road, bringing together homeware, accessories and jewellery he had found… Read more

  • Shaper: James Hind

    Show aired on 11th February 2017 James Hind James Hind is co-founder and CEO of carwow, ‘the easiest way to buy a car on line’. After studying Finance at the University of Nottingham, James spent time interning at Midas Capital in the city in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, which put him off… Read more

  • Shaper: Emma Sinclair

    Show aired on 4th February 2017 Emma Sinclair Having formerly worked in M&A, Emma is the youngest person to have floated a company on the London Stock Exchange, having done so at 29. A serial entrepreneur, she was awarded an MBE for services to entrepreneurship in 2016. She now co-leads global software company EnterpriseJungle. Recently… Read more

  • Shaper: Cat Gazzoli

    Show aired on 28th January 2017 Cat Gazzoli Cat Gazzoli is founder of organic baby food brand, Piccolo. Her founding principle was to create organic wholesome goodness made from ethically sourced product. Cat is also former CEO of Slow Food UK, the global campaigning organisation for good, clean and fair food. Cat’s love of food… Read more

  • Shaper: Tom Adeyoola

    Show aired on 21st January 2017 Tom Adeyoola Tom Adeyoola is the CEO and founder of Metail, the revolutionary body shape and garment fit visualisation company. Metail is the leading retail tech company for the online fashion industry, with 3.5 million users worldwide. Tom founded the company in 2008 after seeing his wife deflated, unable… Read more

  • Shaper: Mary Katrantzou

    Show aired on 14th January 2017 Mary Katrantzou Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou was born in Athens, Greece. Her mother is an interior designer and her father worked in textile design; she was therefore exposed to design from an early age. She began her academic career at the Rhode Island School of Design to study a… Read more

  • Shaper: Christian Faes

    Show aired on 7th January 2017 Christian Faes Christian Faes is co-founder of LendInvest, a peer-to-peer marketplace for property lending and investing. In late 2008, as global financial markets crashed, Christian and co-founder Ian Thomas saw an opportunity. They set up a mortgage lending business called Montello Bridging Finance to fill a critical gap in… Read more

  • The Best of the ‘Best of Guest’

    Top 16 quotes of 2016 2016 may be over – and some may be relieved – but it would be remiss of us not to highlight our pick of the year’s wisest words and most memorable quotes from our brilliant Business Shapers. These are the successful entrepreneurs and business people who have been interviewed by… Read more

  • Shaper: Daniel Rubin

    Show aired on 31st December 2016 Daniel Rubin Daniel Rubin’s grandfather arrived in London from Lithuania in 1895. He subsequently opened a shoe workshop in Whitechapel, which he ran with his three sons, where they made ladies footwear. Daniel, who was practising as an accountant, joined his father’s footwear business in 1976. By the 1980s,… Read more

  • Shaper: Kelly Hoppen

    Show aired on 24th December 2016 Kelly Hoppen MBE Kelly Hoppen is a Designer, Entrepreneur, Author and Educator. She has 40 years’ experience in the interior design industry and is founder of Kelly Hoppen Interiors Ltd. During her career, Kelly has designed the homes, yachts and jets of private clients and her clients include Pearl… Read more

  • Shaper: Josh Littlejohn

    Show aired on 17th December 2016 Josh Littlejohn Josh is one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs. He is the co-founder of Scottish sandwich shop chain Social Bite, which shot to global fame when Holywood A-lister George Clooney visited an outlet in 2015.  Social Bite competes in the high street takeaway food market, but does so for a… Read more

  • Shaper: Emily Orton

    Show aired on 10th December 2016 Emily Orton Emily Orton is co-founder and Head of Marketing at Darktrace. She has been at the company since 2013. Emily started her career at EMAP, a content, subscription and networking business. From 2009-2012, she was European Marketing Manager at Autonomy, a multinational software company owned by Hewlett-Packard. She… Read more