Fraud Insights: Criminal sanctions for wilful and reckless mismanagement of pension schemes

In February 2019, the Government published its response to the consultation on Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes – A Stronger Pensions Regulator (the “Consultation Paper”). Amongst the new proposed regulations in the Consultation Paper, the government said it intends to create a new criminal offence of wilful or reckless behaviour in relation to a pension scheme punishable [...]

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Fraud - 19 hours ago

Shaper: Jon Bradford

Jon Bradford, a highly experienced early stage investor, is the Founding Partner of Motive Partners, a financial technology investment company.   Founder and Co-Founder of many other businesses including Dynamo Ventures, an early stage seed investor focused on Supply Chain and Mobility, Jon is well-accredited with the title “Godfather of European Accelerators” for founding Ignite100 Accelerator [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 4 days ago

Shaper: Tamara Littleton

Tamara Littleton is Founder and CEO of The Social Element, a social media agency advising some of the world’s biggest brands on how to use social media to solve business challenges. Having left her role running a BBC web team, Tamara founded The Social Element in 2002 before the explosion of social media with the [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 weeks ago

Shaper: Pip Murray

Pip Murray is the Founder of the nut butter brand Pip & Nut, which offers a range of eight naturally nutritious nut butters. A keen marathon runner and a fierce foodie, Pip had the inspiration for the brand when she couldn’t find a delicious but nutritious protein source to fuel her training. Taking matters into [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 weeks ago

Shaper: Ash Atalla

Ash Atalla is an Emmy and Golden Globe award winning and five times BAFTA-winning producer, best known for multi award winning series The Office (BBC), The IT Crowd (Channel 4) and People Just Do Nothing (BBC). Co-founding his own independent production company, Roughcut TV produces outstanding comedy and drama for all the UK’s major broadcasters as [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 4 weeks ago

Shaper: Ian Harkin

Ian Harkin is CEO of Lottie Dolls, a collectible diverse range of premium quality small dolls that are designed to look like children rather than adults. The company champions the importance of childhood and the fact that children’s voices should be heard. Since launching, Lottie dolls has challenged the toy industry with regards to body [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 1 month ago

Working with The Machines: 5 key things to consider when dealing with AI

This week saw the announcement of Alan Turing, the father of modern computing and artificial intelligence, as the face of the new £50 note. Computing and artificial intelligence (AI) have come a long way since Turing’s efforts at Bletchley Park. AI is currently used to: power personal assistants; identify and diagnose diseases; improve logistics and transportation; draft [...]

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Data, Intellectual Property, Technology - 1 month ago

Shaper: Nigel Birell

Having initially joined the company as its first Non-Executive Director in 2013, Nigel Birell is CEO of the Lottoland Group, a multi territory regulated, fast growing gaming group with a workforce of 350 people in 11 locations, and nine million registered customers in its 13 markets. Nigel is also the: Non-Executive Chairman of the London [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 1 month ago

A win for employers – but with a sting in the tail

The Supreme Court has handed down its long awaited decision in the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder, the first employment restrictive covenant case to be considered by the highest court in the land for over a century. The decision is good news for employers who want to enforce restrictions on departing employees’ competitive activities, but nevertheless serves [...]

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Employment - 1 month ago

Blockchain – the future for Life Sciences?

The hype surrounding blockchain technology shows no sign of slowing down. While much of the attention has considered its impact on the financial sector, there are many other sectors where its use is being explored. One area is healthcare. For example, blockchain could be used in clinical trials to overcome the problems of fraudulent results, [...]

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Blockchain, Technology - 1 month ago

Shaper: Ciro Romano

Ciro Romano is the founder and festival director of Love Supreme Jazz Festival which since its birth in 2013 now gathers 50,000 people in its weekend attendance and has become the largest jazz festival in the UK. Ciro had envisioned himself in the Music industry since a young teenager where he would attend Music festivals [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Sophie Deen

Sophie Deen is the founder and CEO of kids’ media company, Bright Little Labs. Bright Little Labs was founded in 2015 with the aim to inspire the next generation with interactive stories, promoting critical thinking, computer science and equality for children. A former lawyer and children’s play therapist, Sophie has worked alongside Code Club, Google [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago
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