Business Shapers

Yearly Archives: 2019

  • Shaper: Kevin O’Sullivan

    Kevin O’Sullivan – Founder & CEO Kevin is the architect of the technology solutions being offered today by Open Destinations. He set up the company in 1999 and built it to be one of the leading travel technology companies focused on Tour Operators in the world. The company is still privately owned and has over… Read more

  • Shaper: Alex Chesterman OBE

    Show aired on 9th March 2019 Alex Chesterman is one of the UK’s leading digital entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Founder & CEO of Cazoo, a new venture aimed at transforming the used car market in the UK. Previously Alex was the Founder & CEO of ZPG Plc, which owns some of the UK’s best-known digital… Read more

  • Shaper: Joana De Noronha

    Show aired on 2nd March 2019 Joana De Noronha is Co-Founder, Partner and Commercial Director at fashion brand Borgo De Nor. Thirteen years ago Joana worked for the Belgium fashion designer, Diane Von Furstenberg, where she says with no fashion experience and no knowledge of fashion ‘my boss to be still thought I was worth a… Read more

  • Shaper: Gilles Peterson

    Show aired on 23rd February 2019 Best known as a radio presenter on Saturday afternoons on BBC 6Music and as an international club DJ, Gilles Peterson is also an avid record collector, a curator, a music producer and record label boss. Every year he puts on two large events – the Worldwide Awards in London… Read more

  • Shaper: Henry Dimbleby MBE

    Show aired on 16th February 2019 Henry Dimbleby MBE is the co-founder and former CEO of Leon. In his career, Henry has been a Commis Chef under Michelin-starred Bruno Loubet, a Non-Exec Board member at DEFRA, a co-founder of London Union and was commissioned by the Government to review school meals in the UK –… Read more

  • Now & Next: Work: In Progress

    Imagine paying people no strings attached cash, whether they have a job or not. In California, two experiments are being planned that some think could be the solution to a potentially jobless dystopian future.

  • Shaper: Nick Keller

    Show aired on 9th February 2019 Nick founded Benchmark Sport in 2000, with the mission to grow an entrepreneurial sports company focused on talent management, events creation and entertainment properties.  Benchmark has evolved into a multi-faceted organisation that sits at the heart of sport, working with some of the most significant decision makers and influencers in the industry. Nick… Read more

  • Shapers: Alexander de Carvalho & Daniel Korski

    Show aired on 2nd February 2019 PUBLIC brings together experience from the public sector, technology and finance to help startups solve public problems. Daniel Korski CBE is the Chief Executive Officer at PUBLIC. He has 20 years of experience in senior positions in government across the UK, EU and the US. Daniel was most recently Deputy Head… Read more

  • Shaper: Jimmy Mulville

    Show aired on 26th January 2019 Jimmy Mulville co-founded Hat Trick Productions in 1986. It is now one of the UK’s leading independent producers of comedy, drama and entertainment, with popular and award winning programmes across many channels, including: Episodes, Derry Girls, Outnumbered, Spy, Father Ted, Room 101, Some Girls, Dr Thorne, Boomers, Fonejacker, Dinner… Read more

  • Shaper: Saasha Celestial-One

    Show aired on 19th January 2019 Saasha is co-founder of OLIO: a free app harnessing the power of mobile technology and the sharing economy to provide a solution to the problem of food waste. OLIO connects neighbours with each other and volunteers with local businesses, so that surplus food can be shared, not thrown away…. Read more

  • Shaper: Danny Rimer

    Show aired on 12th January 2019 Danny Rimer OBE is a Partner at Index Ventures, a global venture capital firm founded in Geneva in 1992. Danny joined Index in 2002 and established the firm’s London office. He later opened the San Francisco office with Mike Volpi. His current investments include 1stdibs, Discord, Farfetch, Figma, Glossier, GOAT,… Read more

  • Shaper: Alex Perrin

    Show aired on 5th January 2019 Alex Perrin is Co-founder and CEO of, the UK’s first and only Check and Challenge website for everyday household bills. After graduating from Liverpool University in 1993, Alex began his career in shipping, including a year spent in the Caribbean region. Upon returning to the UK, he moved to… Read more