Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • Talk Talk’s Failed Appeal Shows Signs to Come for Data Protection Breaches

    Talk Talk Telecom Group PLC (Talk Talk) is set to pay a penalty of £1,000 for its delay in notifying the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of a personal data breach.  Service providers are given a twenty four hour window in which to notify the authorities of such a breach, as required under the Electronic Communications… Read more

  • Shaper: Robert Nadler

    Show aired on 1st October 2016 Founder of Nadler Hotels, Robert worked in a number of industries before commencing his hotel business. Originally a qualified chartered surveyor, he has done everything from smoking fish to policing the Soho streets, founding two research companies and holding the position of CEO of a public company. Robert opened his first hotel… Read more

  • Shapers: Shamim Sarif and Hanan Kattan

    Shamim Sarif British writer and director Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist screenwriter, and feature film director. Her latest feature as writer/director is ‘Despite the Falling Snow’, which released theatrically in the UK in April 2016. The movie stars Rebecca Ferguson and Charles Dance, and is an epic story of love and betrayal in cold… Read more

  • Shaper: Martin Watts

    Show aired on 17th September 2016 Martin Watts is co-founder of Cellar Trends, an independent wine and spirits distributor. Founded in In 1999, with David Marriott (previously a supplier to Findlater) Cellar Trends is an independent distributor of wines & spirits (and associated products). The company initially employed seven people, including the two owners. The wines and… Read more

  • Cyber is politics by other means

    The release of highly personal information on Simone Biles, Serena and Venus Williams, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, amongst other athletes from WADA (Word Anti-Doping Agency), seems to be the latest Cyber element in the continued geopolitical fallout. WADA has attributed the leak to a Russian hacking group who has accessed WADA databases, including confidential… Read more

  • Firms should have the courage to pivot when they’re winning

    As politicians enjoy saying, “the time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining”. This is also true of businesses. Pivoting a firm in a crisis might be necessary, but doing so when things are going well can often be more conducive to long-term success. One of the clear traits of most successful… Read more

  • Shaper: Paul Sinton Hewitt

    Paul Sinton Hewitt, CBE  Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE is founder of the international organisation parkrun. Paul’s contribution to the world of running came about through his own love of the sport – after an injury prevented him from running, he began an informal 5k run around his local park one Saturday morning in 2004, inviting a few friends to join… Read more

  • Shaper: Kim Winser

    Show aired on 3rd September 2016 Kim Winser OBE was appointed as Marks & Spencer’s first female and youngest Divisional Board Director. This followed her successful development of the women’s division. Kim introduced new buying structure and systems, particularly introducing fast response to the company. New global sources of supply were introduced and new areas… Read more