Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • Shaper: Jeremy Hackett

    Show aired on 4th June 2016 Jeremy Hackett is Chairman of Hackett and is one of the original founders of the company. Jeremy’s appreciation of clothes started at an early age as his father worked in the textile  furnishings  business. His first weekend job was in a tailor’s shop in Bristol and this initiation into retail led him… Read more

  • Will the European Commission’s model clauses stand up to scrutiny?

    The inevitable has happened. In light of the issues highlighted by the European Court in its Schrems v. Facebook ruling in October last year (explained in our blog), the Irish Data Protection Commissioner has reportedly referred the use of the European Commission’s (EC) model clauses to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a determination… Read more

  • Unconscious bias in the workplace – can it be tackled?

    In an attempt to address gender stereotypes, Google recently proposed 13 new emojis depicting women having careers as engineers, scientists, construction workers and farmers among other things. Considering that, currently, the only emojis that depict females at work consist of a dancer and – though this is a bit of a stretch – a princess,… Read more

  • Shaper: Marcus Courage

    Show aired on 21st May 2016 Marcus directs the africapractice Group, a London-headquartered, pan-African strategic advisory and communications consultancy with several international offices in Africa and Australia. He has fifteen years’ experience supporting African nations to attract investment and pursue preferential trade relationships. He has supplied strategic communications, advocacy and public diplomacy services to multilateral… Read more

  • Shareholder agreements give startups the focus they need to thrive

    Building a business is a labour of love. Not just for the founders, but also for the employees and investors. I regularly sit down with founders to go through shareholder agreements. The process uncovers the real objectives for starting the business, it gets founders thinking about issues before they happen, and it gets to the… Read more

  • Shaper: Alastair Sawday

    Show aired on 14th May 2016 Founded in 1994, Sawday’s is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. In the early nineties, Alastair Sawday’s Tours led travel groups to the hidden delights of France, to B&Bs, farmers and small privately-owned hotels. In 1994, Alastair brought together his favourite discoveries into his first book, French Bed &… Read more

  • Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

    August 2016 will see the biggest shake up to UK Insurance law in living memory. In addition to the implementation of a new general Insurance Act, making substantial changes to the rights of policyholders and insurers, it has recently been announced that the “new” Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 will finally come into… Read more

  • Shaper: Erik Samuelson

    Show aired on 7th May 2016 Erik Samuelson was born in Sunderland in 1948. He gained a BSc in Metallurgy from Nottingham Uni, before switching paths to qualify as an accountant with Deloitte. Through various mergers, Erik then ended up becoming a Partner in PwC. He helped establish AFC Wimbledon from what was Wimbledon FC, and was… Read more