Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: August 2017

  • Shaper: Will Wynne

    Show aired on 2nd September 2017 Will Wynne Will Wynne is MD and co-founder of auto enrolment provider Smart Pension.  Smart Pension was built specifically to help thousands of small British businesses sign up their employees to a workplace pension scheme, as required by law. He co-founded the firm in 2014 with Andrew Evans, CEO… Read more

  • Shaper: Dean Richmond

    Show aired on 26th August 2017 Dean Richmond Born in Cuckfield, Sussex in 1973, Dean left school with four GCSEs.  He ran his own business making birdfeeders and rabbit runs but needed money for a car, so in 1989 went to work in his parents shop, ‘Pets Corner’, which had two stores at the time…. Read more

  • Businesses must be more vigilant to insider threats

    The SANS Institute has recently released a report highlighting the dangers of insider threats for global organisations. The report focuses on the lack of safe guards in place in these organisations to prevent insider attacks. The results of the SANS insider threat survey showed that whilst 40% of respondents said malicious insiders would cause the… Read more

  • Potential Risks for Directors – Recent Changes in the Director Disqualification Regime

    The Insolvency Service has recently announced its intention to begin disqualification proceedings in the High Court against the former directors of Kids Company. The decision is a reminder for all directors to keep in mind recent changes in the director disqualification regime in England and Wales under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015…. Read more

  • Shaper: Howard Harrison

    Show aired on 19th August 2017 Howard Harrison Previously a lawyer in South Africa and and investment banker in London, New York and Zurich, Howard quit corporate life 13 years ago to found Knomo. He was frustrated with commutting and long office hours and didn’t want life behind a desk to his narrative for the rest of his career. Knomo is… Read more

  • Shaper: David Duke

    Show aired on 12th August 2017 David Duke David Duke is the founder and CEO of recently named ‘Charity of the Year’, Street Soccer Scotland, a non-profit organisation that uses football to help create positive change in the lives of socially disadvantaged adults and young people. More recently, David has set up Change Centre Scotland, a… Read more

  • What’s normal about normal pay?

    Holiday pay and voluntary overtime Holiday pay has been a contentious issue in the workplace for some time. In the past, the court has considered whether an employee’s holiday pay should include allowances (such as “time away from base” allowance), commission and compulsory overtime. A question that had not yet been answered was whether voluntary… Read more

  • Shaper: Chris McCullough

    Show aired on 5th August 2017 Chris McCullough Chris McCullough is CEO and co-founder at smart scheduling company, RotaGeek. Prior to founding RotaGeek, Chris worked in the NHS as an A&E doctor. He initially created RotaGeek in 2009 to help overcome the staffing issues faced by his A&E department, but soon left his job in… Read more

  • SFO Statistics Show Limited Recovery for Victims

    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has recently published its Annual Report for 2016/17 which identified that for this period the SFO opened 12 new criminal investigations, concluded 16 prosecutions and brought charges against 25 companies and eight individuals. On the back of its success using a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Standard Bank last year,… Read more