Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • Shaper: Nicola Horlick

    Show aired on 4th October 2014 Nicola Horlick is the CEO Money & Co, Chairman Rockpool Investments LLP Nicola read Jurisprudence at Balliol College, Oxford.  In 1983, she joined S.G. Warburg as a graduate trainee.  She worked with Leonard Licht, one of the leading fund managers in the City during the 1980s, and together, they… Read more

  • Shaper: Stephen Fear

    Show aired on 27th September 2014 Stephen Fear DBA is an English entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and author with over 40 years international business experience.  Today Fear has an established property empire and interests in a number of industries, including green technology, hotels, residential care and manufacturing. Often referred to as ‘The Phonebox Millionaire’, Fear is… Read more

  • Modern day Madoff: six signs of a scam

    As previously trusted wealth creation investments– such as land, or retail consumables – become volatile and unreliable, more and more clients are coming to us about new types of investment schemes. These schemes seemingly promise large, immediate, risk-free returns. Sound too good to be true? It often is.

  • Shaper: Paul Lindley

    Show aired on 20th September 2014 Paul Lindley loves to explore, dream and discover. He was born in Sheffield, England and grew up in Zambia where his explorations, dreams and discoveries truly began. Graduating from the University of Bristol, he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG in London and Los Angeles. He… Read more

  • The Financial Reporting Council’s new rules explained

    The Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) is responsible for developing the Corporate Governance Rules for the 1,300 largest companies in the UK.  Executive remuneration has been a hot topic for many years, most particularly in the banking sector, but the FRC’s proposed new rules mark a decisive attempt to move executive remuneration in the plc sector… Read more

  • Shaper: Angela Farrugia

    Show aired on 13th September 2014 Angela began her career as a retail buyer for apparel, moving into licensing in 1989 for Copyright Promotions to run the apparel area of its licensing business. Her distinct understanding of retailer needs and practices quickly revolutionised CPL’s business. One of the key changes that she made was in… Read more

  • Tax issues arising out of holding shares

    Today, private individuals who hold shares in private trading companies (or the holding company of a trading group) have a number of tax issues to consider when they are thinking about holding the shares, either directly or through personal pension arrangements.  SIPPs (Self Invested Pension Plans) allow shares to be held through personal pension arrangements,… Read more

  • Chinese Wall

    It has been widely reported that the Chinese are keen global investors, and the worldwide market for attracting this investment is competitive. The US has been particularly successful in attracting Chinese investment and recently announced that the EB-5 programme – which grants visas to those who invest $500,000 in the US – has already reached… Read more

  • Shaper: Will King

    Show aired on 6th September 2014 Will King is the founder of award-winning shaving brand King of Shaves. Having graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1987 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Will founded King of Shaves in 1992. The King of Shaves brand has overtaken Wilkinson Sword and Nivea to become No.2 to Gillette in… Read more

  • Deal Insights – Mishcon Corporate

    Market conditions are improving.  We are seeing a lot of M&A activity.  If we are not at 2005/2006 levels we are certainly approaching those levels. Right now economic conditions are favourable; we have a low interest rate environment, capital gains tax on any sale can be 10% whether that changes next year with the election… Read more