Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • Shaper: Dame Stephanie Shirley

    Show aired on 1st April 2017 Dame Stephanie Shirley Dame Stephanie Shirley (83) was an unaccompanied child refugee who arrived in England on the Kindertransport in 1939. In different ways, the rest of her nuclear family also escaped Nazi Europe, and the international Red Cross message service helped keep the family in touch. One of… Read more

  • Shaper: Neil Sinclair

    Show aired on 25th March 2017 Neil Sinclair Neil has over 50 years’ experience in the property sector. He was a founder of Sinclair Goldsmith Chartered Surveyors which was admitted to the Official List in 1987 and subsequently merged with Conrad Ritblat in 1993, when he became Executive Deputy Chairman. Neil was appointed Non-Executive Chairman… Read more

  • Blockchain

    How would your job change if there was a record of client transactions in the cloud that was perfect, indisputable and uneditable? Blockchain is the technology making that a reality. The term Blockchain is slowly creeping in to popular vernacular. To many it is an alien concept loosely linked to the virtual currency, Bitcoin, which… Read more

  • Shaper: Mark Adlestone

    Show aired on 18th March 2017 Mark Adlestone Mark Adlestone is Chairman of Beaverbrooks the Jewellers. Mark joined the Company in 1979, became Joint Managing Director in 1990, sole Managing Director in 2000 and Chairman in 2012. Beaverbrooks currently has 69 stores nationwide, trading in the middle to upper market, and stocking watch brands such… Read more

  • Shaper: Camilla Stephens

    Show aired on 11th March 2017 Camilla Stephens Camilla Stephens founded Higgidy in 2003 after being inspired by companies liked Innocent and Green & Blacks, and driven by the desire to share her home-cooked pies with everybody. A career in food was much more tempting than school for Camilla, who left  halfway through her A-levels to… Read more

  • Shaper: Vernon W. Hill II

    Show aired on 4th March 2017 Vernon W. Hill II Vernon Hill is Chairman and founder of Metro Bank. Previously founder and former Chairman and president of Commerce Bank – which he founded in 1973 as a one-branch bank in metro Philadelphia with nine staff and $1.5 million – he is often credited with reinventing… Read more