Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: September 2017

  • Shaper: Richard Farleigh

    Show aired on 30th September 2017 Richard Farleigh Richard Farleigh was born in Kyabram in Australia and was one of 11 children. His father was an itinerant worker, who was variously a shearer, opal miner and seasonal labourer. At the age of three, Richard was taken into care by the authorities, where all of his… Read more

  • 2017 ACFE Benchmarking Report – The Recovery of Losses

    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) recently published its 2017 Benchmarking Report on In-House Investigation Teams.   1,485 organisations responded to the survey, representing 22 industries across 104 countries.  The Report highlights a number of key findings, particularly in respect of the recovery of losses: Organisations typically recover only 25% or less of their fraud… Read more

  • Mishcon takes Gamescom 2017

    Over 355,000 public visitors and 30,700 trade visitors from 106 countries flocked to Cologne in August to visit Gamescom 2017, propelling it into the record books as the world’s largest ever video game event. Mishcon de Reya’s video game and esports team recap what they took from Gamescom 2017. Exclusive Licences on a ‘Galactic’ Scale… Read more

  • Shaper: Tom Blomfield

    Show aired on 23rd September 2017 Tom Blomfield Co-founder and CEO of Monzo Tom went to grammar school in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, where he developed a passion for coding. In his teenage years, he worked for a local estate agent called Wilson Heal, delivering leaflets. Whilst working there, Tom convinced them to get a website, which… Read more

  • Social media: a “breeding ground” for counterfeit goods?

    The UK Intellectual Property Office has published a critical commissioned study, which identifies social media as the “most distinctive medium for communication” for sales of counterfeit goods, thereby undermining brand protection and resulting in both loss of revenue and damage to brand reputation, as well as causing issues for both government and consumers. The Share… Read more

  • Data Protection Bill – A new framework for data protection in the UK

    Coming in at a massive 194 sections, with 18 schedules, the Data Protection Bill was introduced in the House of Lords last week. It will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and aims to set new standards for protecting personal data, within the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and help prepare… Read more

  • Shaper: Tom Thirlwall

    Show aired on 16th September 2017 Tom Thirlwall CEO of Copa90 Tom was born in London in 1973. He attended Reigate Grammar School in Surrey and went on to Leeds University before working as a Planner at Mediaedge, an advertising media planning agency. In 1997, Tom co-founded Fishtank, a youth marketing specialist firm and in… Read more

  • Flexible workspace: the new way

    Flexible workspace: an option reserved for tech start-ups or an evolving trend for the full spectrum of the market? What is the attraction to tenants, or ‘members’ as they are commonly known, of this alternative workspace? And can it be used to provide modern flexibility in the more traditional employment relationship? Here’s our take. Flexibility…. Read more

  • Shaper: Jas Bagniewski

    Show aired on 9th September 2017 Jas Bagniewski Jas attended Westminster School before going to the University of Manchester. Following this, he studied an MSc in International Relations at UCL, and an MBA at the University of Cambridge. In 2005, Jas worked as a teacher at Manasarovar Academy in Nepal, where he taught English and… Read more