Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: November 2015

  • Shaper: Dominic Smales

    Show aired on 28th November 2015 After spending 15 years in media, production and advertising Dominic Smales set up Gleam Futures, initially to help online communities connect for mutual benefit. This has evolved now into purely managing ‘Social Talent’, a term coined by Gleam to describe a group of individuals who have achieved the kind of reach and… Read more

  • The challenging landscape for the UK’s serial entrepreneurs

    Gone is the job for life; the portable career is a thing of the past too; even owning your own business is no longer what it used to be. These days, it’s all about scaling fast, exiting and starting again – welcome to the world of serial entrepreneurship. The energy, innovation and determination which accompany… Read more

  • The Leap 100 November Poll – Climate: Legacy

    The legacies that matter to founders When does an entrepreneur leave their company? Do they give it a few years, let a fantastic management team settle in and move on? Do they wait for an exit and then leave? And how much do they plan these things? Out of the fast-growth businesses in The Leap… Read more

  • Shaper: Vanessa Brady

    Show aired on 21st November 2015 Vanessa is an international interior designer, business consultant and Founder of the Society of British and International Design. She has amassed an award winning portfolio including projects for Hard Rock Cafe, the Design Council, Kabaret Club, British Luxury Club, Unilever, high security government offices, His Majesty The Sultan of… Read more

  • Shaper: Chantal Coady

    Show aired on 14th November 2015 Chantal Coady is Founder & Creative Director of Rococo Chocolates. She began the Real Chocolate Revolution in the UK in 1983, in London’s King’s Road. Fresh from art school, Chantal knew that there was space for some love and creativity in the area of retailing chocolate. The shop was… Read more

  • Shaper: Giles Hargreave

    Show aired on 7th November 2015 Giles Hargreave is Chairman of Hargreave Hale Ltd and manages a number of funds under the Marlborough brand which include investments in the AIM market. He is now one of the most experienced and successful smaller company fund managers; his intimate knowledge of companies in this under researched part of the UK stock market has led to considerable added… Read more

  • Gambling and AML compliance: UK identifies considerable scope for improvement

    AML compliance in the spotlight The UK Gambling Commission has carried out investigations over the past two years against several major operators in relation to short-comings in their AML procedures. Those investigations were recently highlighted in a UK government assessment of the level of AML risk presented by the UK gambling industry. It is perhaps… Read more