Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: June 2014

  • Shaper: James Reed

    I grew up with the business. It was a very friendly dynamic place and it was a place I felt very comfortable in. Education is really important – you can take it anywhere with you and it is with you forever. When I left University I wanted to work for an entrepreneur, so I rang… Read more

  • Shapers: Robert Rowland and Hilary Gilbert

    Founders of BOOM Cycle, London’s new ‘revolutionary’ style of gym, based purely on bikes and biking. @BOOM_Cycle Robert I mistook my interest in business for an interest in finance and after a couple of internships I quickly realised working in banking was the last thing I wanted to do. I think people think it’s strange that… Read more

  • Shaper: Thomasina Miers

    In my early twenties I was a bit of a lost soul. I think finding out what you want to do for young people is probably the hardest thing. I was working in the dot com industry doing internet strategy at the height of the dot com boom and I was bored silly in the… Read more

  • What the 2014 FIFA World Cup means for Brazil

    The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events on the planet. Starting on Thursday, Brazil will host the tournament again 64 years after the Brazilian national team was crowned runner-up in the Maracanã stadium, Brazil. Many benefits arise from mega events, ranging from tourism and employment to improvements in social welfare and… Read more

  • What does the Queen’s Speech mean for zero-hours contracts in retail?

    On 4 June 2014, the Queen’s Speech delivered a number of assurances in the employment arena, including a review of the use of zero hour contracts by businesses. The Government has recently entered into a period of consultation on the use of zero hour contracts and while the Queen’s Speech lacked real detail on the… Read more

  • Shaper: Vashi Dominguez

    From a very early age I knew that I wanted to do something really big. I made a deal with my boss: remove my salary completely and just pay me commission on the earnings that I bring to the business. He said to me, “are you out of your head?” People look at you and… Read more