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Monthly Archives: October 2017

  • Proposals for a Centralised Fraud Court

    On 9 October 2017, the City of London Corporation announced plans for a new court to be built in the Square Mile focussing on fraud, economic crime and cyber crime. The proposed new combined court is intended to be a state of the art multi-purpose court to replace all of the City of London courts… Read more

  • Shaper: Jon Wright

    Show aired on 28th October 2017 Jon Wright Jon co-founded innocent in May 1999 along with two friends, Richard Reed and Adam Balon. Innocent now has revenues of £250m and sells in 15 different countries across Europe. Jon and his two co-founders sold their controlling stake in innocent to Coca Cola in 2013 with the… Read more

  • Sanctions and Recent Developments in Iran and North Korea

    Sanctions are often referred to as ‘political trade tools’ that place restrictions on targeted countries, with the aim of restoring or maintaining international peace and security. Their primary purpose is to change the behaviour of the relevant country’s regimes, individuals or groups in an attempt to improve the situation in that country. Iran On 14… Read more

  • Shaper: Simon Woodroffe

    Simon Woodroffe, OBE Founder of YO! Simon is the creator of YO! Sushi, and was an original Dragon in the premiere series of BBC’s Dragons’ Den. His early career was spent on the road with the likes of Rod Stewart and The Moody Blues before becoming a stage designer. After a spell in television, he… Read more

  • Shaper: Charlie Green (encore)

    Show aired on 14th October 2017 Charlie Green Charlie Green is co-founder and co-CEO of TOG (The Office Group). Before founding TOG in 2003, he was an Acquisition Manager at MWB Group plc, a property investment and development business. TOG launched just when technology and new ideas were shaping the global economy, with the aim… Read more

  • Shaper: Dana Denis-Smith

    Show aired on 7th October 2017 Dana Denis-Smith Dana Denis-Smith was born in rural Romania before moving to London, where she studied a BSc in International History and an MSc in Political Economy at LSE. Following this, she undertook the PgDL and LPC at BPP Law School and an MBA at the Indian Institute of… Read more

  • 2017 ACFE Benchmarking Report – Investigating and Reacting to a Discovery of Fraud

    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation, has recently published its annual In-House Fraud Investigation Teams Benchmarking report. The report is based on the findings from a survey of 1,485 participants from 104 countries across 22 industries. We outline and explore some of the findings below: The categories of fraud… Read more