Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: May 2015

  • Shaper: Gerard Grech

    Gerard has nearly 15 years’ experience in the world of digital media, web and mobile, including international experience in London, New York and Paris building and rolling out global digital products. He is currently CEO of Tech City UK. Previously in New York, he was head of global marketing for Blackberry World (app, music &… Read more

  • The Shapers Project

    On 11 May 2015, Mishcon de Reya launched ‘The Shapers Project’, a book inspired by Jazz Shapers on Jazz FM and designed by The Creative Society. Mishcon de Reya has been running Jazz Shapers, a one hour programme on Jazz FM which interviews the shapers of business and plays music from the shapers of jazz… Read more

  • Europe follows the UK on transparency of ownership

    Following our recent blogs on this issue, it now seems that campaigners are starting to see results. In the final days of the last Parliament, the UK enacted legislation to reveal the ultimate owners and controlling individuals behind UK corporates (see here).  From Jan 2016, the identity of any individual or Government body with a controlling… Read more

  • Online gambling: new European AML regime approved – are you ready?

    The online gambling sector is currently dealing with a marked rise in compliance costs. This has been the result of a number of regulatory changes, ranging from the revised Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice through to the new POC tax reporting regime. And looming on the horizon are changes to the anti-money laundering (AML) regime…. Read more

  • Shaper: Linda Morey-Burrows

    This week Elliot Moss is joined by Linda Morey-Burrows, the founder and Managing Director of MoreySmith. Linda Morey Smith is the Founder and Principal Director of interior architectural practice, MoreySmith. Established in 1993, MoreySmith is the culmination of Linda’s distinguished 31-year-long career in the interior design industry. She is renowned for her ability to refurbish… Read more

  • What does the General Election 2015 mean for London Business?

    Housing, skills, infrastructure investment, potential for devolution and that all important ‘in/out’ referendum were the issues that dominated this morning’s roundtable at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry… With all political parties making various pledges to support businesses in their manifestos before the Election, this event considered what London businesses can now expect from… Read more

  • The Shapers Project

    On 11 May 2015, Mishcon de Reya launched ‘The Shapers Project’, a book inspired by Jazz Shapers on Jazz FM and designed by The Creative Society. Mishcon de Reya has been running Jazz Shapers, a one hour programme on Jazz FM which interviews the shapers of business and plays music from the shapers of jazz… Read more

  • Shaper: Frazer Thompson

    Show aired on 16th May 2015 After graduating in 1981, Frazer, as a Geordie, was drawn to beer. By the age of 29, he was made a director of Whitbread plc. having led the team behind the success of Boddingtons in the early 90s with its famous advertising and draughtflow widget. He was poached by… Read more

  • General election 2015: What do entrepreneurs think about the election results?

    Born, as we all are, onto a planet spinning at around 1,040 mph, it’s no surprise that we’re all seeking a little certainty in this world. This is true from straightest of laced civil servant to the most daring entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs may be better than most at tolerating uncertainty, but they’re rarely the free-wheeling adventurers… Read more

  • How the LCCP changes impact on your business

    In August 2014, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) launched a review focused on improving the social responsibility provisions of the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). The February 2015 (updated April 2015) version of the LCCP came into force on Friday, 8 May 2015. How the changes might affect your business The key changes… Read more

  • Shaper: Galahad Clark

    Show aired on 9th May 2015 Galahad Clark is a 7th generation shoemaker. Galahad’s unique heritage meant growing up immersed in a world that honored tradition and pushed boundaries of design innovation. As a teenager, he spent summer holidays on various shoe production lines in Europe learning the family’s trade. After finishing school at Millfield… Read more

  • The Leap 100 April Poll – Climate: Borrowing

    The Leap 100 have fallen out of love with British banks. THE NARRATIVE of growing businesses struggling to find finance is familiar: post-crash, banks won’t lend and cash for expansion can be difficult to access. On the face of it, the experiences of The Leap 100 give the lie to this simplistic tale: 64 per… Read more

  • Europe is green with envy at our vibrant markets for equity finance

    Money might not actually make the world go round, but much of what we take for granted is built upon a hefty pile of it. And without people willing to take a bet on the future – investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs – the pace of growth would slow dramatically. Furthermore, recent changes… Read more