Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: March 2014

  • Shaper: Jonathan Quin

    Saturday, 29 March 2014 I set up my first business when I was sixteen dealing in personalised number plates. My parents had a friend who ran hotels and I was inspired by him. He also had cool cars so I probably put those things together and thought, well that looks like a good route to… Read more

  • Shaper: Martin Gilbert

    Saturday, 22 March 2014 Elliot Moss interviews Martin Gilbert co-founder and Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC on Jazz Shapers Here we are today, after the acquisition of the fund management arm of Scottish Widows, sitting at 500 billion US dollars.  It’s so staggering that sometimes I even don’t believe we’ve achieved what we… Read more

  • Shaper: Michael Saunders

    “…about eight or nine years ago, we dipped our toes into the spirit’s world, which is something I promised myself and everyone else in the business I’d never do.” “we are launching a range of sake, which obviously, given the restaurants in London, is going like the clappers.” “I can’t see myself stopping, let’s put… Read more