Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: April 2017

  • Shaper: Simon Franks

    Show aired on 29th April 2017 Simon Franks Simon is the founder of a number of successful businesses and an investor behind a number of enterprises. He sold his first business (the first company in Europe to stream feature films over the internet) in 2000. In 2003, Simon co-founded and seed-funded Video Island/Lovefilm – Europe’s… Read more

  • Shaper: Alex Depledge

    Show aired on 22nd April 2017 Alex Depledge Alex Depledge founded, built and sold UK based domestic cleaning marketplace start-up, As CEO of, Alex took the firm to a Series A funding round of $6 million and 70 full time employees within 12 months of launch – using the investment to quickly take… Read more

  • Shaper: Mark Gallagher

    Show aired on 15th April 2017 Mark Gallagher Mark Gallagher is the Senior Partner and Founder of Pagefield, a London-based communications agency which he founded in 2010. Pagefield specialises in reputation and crisis management, campaigning and public affairs, regulatory affairs, bid support, stakeholder relations and public relations. Mark has more than 20 years of experience… Read more

  • Court grants first ‘live’ blocking order against streaming servers

    The Football Association Premier League (FAPL) has won a landmark ruling in its ongoing battle to tackle illegal streaming of Premier League fixtures. The Court’s order obliges the six largest retail internet service providers (ISPs), BT, Sky, Virgin, PlusNet, EE and Talk Talk to block access to servers which allow delivery of infringing Premier League… Read more

  • Shaper: Celia Atkin

    Show aired on 8th April 2017 Celia Atkin Celia read French and German at Kings College London and despite thinking she would work in the arts, found herself working for a San Francisco finance company setting up in Europe. She started off as PA to the Managing Director in London, but soon became their first female international… Read more