The Best of the ‘Best of Guest’ 2019

Before we steam ahead into 2020, we wanted to reflect on what a fantastic year it has been for our business shapers. We have been joined by successful entrepreneurs who have been interviewed by Mishcon de Reya Partner & Director of Business Development Elliot Moss on our ‘Jazz Shapers’ programme on Jazz FM, alongside music from the risk takers of jazz. [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 4 weeks ago

Shaper: William Reeve

Having always had an interest in business, William Reeve is the CEO of Goodlord.co, a property technology company on a mission to provide the best rental experience in the world. Also the Non-Executive Chairman of Nutmeg and non-Exec Director at Dunelm PLC, William Co-Founded Fletcher Research (now NASDAQ:FORR),  LOVEFiLM.com and Secret Escapes. He has previously served in a number of [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 1 month ago

Shaper: Adam Byatt encore

Adam Byatt is a chef, restaurateur and food writer. Exposed to the world of cooking from an early age with his grandfather, a cook in the Army, and his mother a professional chef, aged 16 Adam decided to give up his multiple jobs when he was introduced to the Savoy Education Trust who offered him a placement as an apprentice chef at Claridges Hotel. [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 1 month ago

Shaper: Mark Wright

Moving to the UK from Australia in 2012 with just £172 in his pocket, Mark Wright has since become an award-winning entrepreneur and self-taught digital marketing specialist, Co-Founding results driven digital marketing agency – Climb Online. Finding a job selling digital advertising services, in 2014 Mark pitched his business, Climb Online, to Lord Alan Sugar [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 1 month ago

Shaper: Jenny Biggam

Jenny Biggam is the Co-founder and CEO of the7stars – the UK’s largest independent media agency. Having known from an early age that she didn’t want to go to University, but wanted to just get stuck into the world of work, Jenny found herself at a small marketing agency in Soho. After roles at Zenith [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Fraud Insights: What are “ordinary living expenses” under a freezing order?

In Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov and ors [2019] EWCA Civ 1992, the Court of Appeal has recently offered guidance on the level of spending a respondent will be allowed under a worldwide freezing order. A freezing order was granted against Mr Bedzhamov in late March 2019. As is customary, Mr Bedzhamov was permitted to spend a sum [...]

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Fraud - 2 months ago

Shaper: Sir Rocco Forte

Sir Rocco Forte is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the luxury hotel brand, Rocco Forte Hotels. With his grandfather and father in the hospitality business, Rocco’s approach to customers was shaped at an early age – treat guests differently because they are individuals. From spending school holidays working across his father’s company, the Forte Hotel [...]

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Jazz Shapers, Jazz Shapers Live - 2 months ago

Shaper: Adam Brown

Based in London, Orlebar Brown was founded by Adam Brown and launched in March 2007 as a tailored approach to men’s swim shorts. OB Classic swim shorts remain the original and best ‘short you can swim in’, offering something you can wear on the beach or by the pool, yet smart enough to wear to [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Clive Jackson

Stranded after a cancelled flight, Clive Jackson came up with the idea for Victor – an on-demand, private jet charter business. Spotting a gap in the market for a private jet share scheme, he launched Victor in 2011 and it has grown rapidly, revolutionising the jet charter industry with an on-demand, fully transparent and subscription [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Jez Nelson

Jez Nelson is the Founder, CEO and CCO of content agency and production company, Somethin’ Else. Frustrated by the lack of jazz on the radio, Jez along with fellow Jazz FM presenter Chris Philips and DJ Gilles Peterson set up a jazz-only pirate radio station, K Jazz in the mid-80s, which survived for two years. After [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 months ago

Shaper: Claudine Adeyemi

Claudine Adeyemi is Founder and CEO of Career Ear – a careers advice and recruitment platform enabling employers to engage with young, diverse quality talent. She is also Founder of The Student Development Co., a non-profit organisation which provides career-related support for 16-24 year olds from less privileged backgrounds. Though currently on a sabbatical, Claudine [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 months ago

Shaper: Tim Little

Tim Little is the Founder and CEO of classic luxury shoe brand, Tim Little, and the Owner and Creative Director of 150-year-old shoemakers, Grenson. Having left a career in advertising in 1997 to follow his dream of designing his own ‘English shoes without the cobwebs’ shoe collection, Tim opened his first shop on Kings Road [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 months ago
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