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: 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

  • Shaper: Edward Perry

    Show aired on 3rd December 2016 Edward Perry Edward Perry is the co-founder of COOK, a frozen food company where every dish is prepared by hand from store cupboard ingredients so they look and taste homemade. The oldest of four children, after leaving school he started working for his parents, who ran a small bakery and café. He teamed… Read more

  • Shaper: Logan Naidu

    Show aired on 26th November 2016 Logan Naidu Logan is the founder and CEO of Dartmouth Partners, an award winning recruitment firm. With a unique “Classroom to Boardroom” business model, Dartmouth identifies future leaders and rising stars on campus and tracks continues to work with them throughout their career.  In doing so they help leading… Read more

  • Shaper: Noel Josephides

    Show aired on 19th November 2016 Noel Josephides Noel is a founding partner of Sunvil; a travel agency and tour operator company based in Isleworth, London, established in 1970. He was  formerly Managing Director of Sunvil Holidays and since 2013,  has been the Chairman of Sunvil Group, which comprises of several companies including Sunvil Holidays…. Read more

  • Shaper: Afroditi Krassa

    Show aired on 12th November 2016 Afroditi Krassa was born in Greece and moved to the UK as a student where she studied product design at Central Saint Martins, followed by an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art. Afroditi worked at design consultancy firm PriestmanGoode as junior designer and was the… Read more

  • Shaper: Spencer Hyman

    Show aired on 5th November 2016 Spencer Hayman Cocoa Runners, founded by Spencer Hyman and Simon Palethorpe in 2013, is the purveyor of some of the finest chocolate in the world, scouting out top-notch producers from around the globe, and bringing its customers an edit of the very best election. Spencer had his first taste… Read more

  • Shaper: Daniel Lubetzky

    Show aired on 29th October 2016 Daniel Lubetzky is the founder and CEO of nutritious and delicious snack foods maker KIND. It is the fastest-growing U.S. snack company, and has inspired more than one million kind acts since the company’s inception in 2004 through its Kind Movement. A pioneering social entrepreneur, Daniel is also the… Read more