Business Shapers

Contributor: Best of the guest

Every Saturday at 9am Jazz Shapers with Elliot Moss broadcasts from Jazz FM. The show shares music from the risk takers, leaders and influencers of jazz, soul, funk and blues, alongside interviews with their equivalent in the business world: entrepreneurs who have defined and shaped business categories and ways of operating.

Recent posts by Best of the guest

  • Shaper: Amelia Harvey

    Amelia Harvey Amelia Harvey, co-founder of The Collective UK, a gourmet yoghurt brand, studied at Glasgow Calendonia University, where she gained a 2:1 in Marketing and Communication. After graduating in 2001, Amelia was a Regional Account Manager at Kellogg Company, quickly followed by role of Senior National Account Manager at L’Oreal in 2003, and finally… Read more

  • Shaper: Nick English

    Nick English Nick English, one half of the The Bremont Watch Company, was born and raised in Cambridge, and graduated with a First in Geography from Manchester University in 1993. During his teen years he spent many hours flying and displaying historic aircraft with his father Euan, and his brother and company co-founder, Giles. Nick qualified… Read more

  • Shapers: Simon Rogerson and Chris Hulatt

    Simon Rogerson Simon studied at St Andrews University “mainly to play golf”, graduating with a first class MA in Modern Languages. He was an analyst at Mercury Asset Management between 1997-2000, eventually becoming the head of pharmaceutical and biotechnology in its global equity team. Since 2011, Simon has been an adviser for The Entrepreneurs Network,… Read more

  • Shaper: Jason Trost

    Show aired on 3rd February 2018 Jason Trost Jason Trost is the founder and CEO of London-based Smarkets, one of the world’s largest betting exchanges. As a trading platform, Smarkets simplifies peer-to-peer betting on hundreds of markets daily, with a mission to provide the best odds and the lowest commission. In a few short years,… Read more

  • Shaper: Charlie Bigham

    Show aired on 27th January 2018 Charlie Bigham Charlie Bigham studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. After leaving university he was a consultant at Andersen Consulting, which subsequently became Accenture. Charlie founded Bigham’s in 1996, a manufacturer of ready to cook foods which avoid artificial additives and using “chef led kitchen techniques” stocked… Read more

  • Shapers: Arjun Panesar and Charlotte Summers

    Show aired on 20th January 2018 Arjun Panesar Arjun is CEO of the award-winning (Lloyds Bank National Business Award for Positive Social Impact 2016) patient forum www.diabetes.co.uk, Europe’s largest diabetes community with members from over 200 countries. He joined Diabetes.co.uk in 2010 as a Director specialising in CTO and Conversion. Since assuming this role he… Read more

  • Shaper: Rob Pierre

    Show aired on 13th January 2018 Rob Pierre Chief Executive Officer, Jellyfish Rob Pierre is the co-founder and CEO of Jellyfish, a fast-growing digital agency whose clients include Nestlé, Experian, Toyota and Samsung. Since its inception in 2005, Rob has grown the agency to over 400 staff working across seven offices in Europe, the U.S…. Read more

  • Top 17 quotes of 2017

    It’s been quite a year, but 2017 is (finally) over. Here we highlight our pick of the year’s wisest words and most memorable quotes from our brilliant Business Shapers. These are the successful entrepreneurs and business people who have been interviewed by Mishcon de Reya’s Director of Business Development, Elliot Moss, on our ‘Jazz Shapers’… Read more

  • Shaper: Liz Warom

    Show aired on 6th January 2018 Liz Warom Managing Director Liz Warom is co-owner & co-founder of Temple Spa alongside her husband and business partner Mark. Liz launched her career whilst working for American brand Jafra Cosmetics. She became the company’s top consultant and manager, breaking international sales and recruitment records. After eight years, Liz… Read more

  • Shaper: Cassandra Stavrou

    Show aired on 30th December 2017 Cassandra Stavrou Cassandra Stavrou founded Propercorn – producers of  ‘popcorn done properly’ – in 2011. In March 2017, Cassandra and her co-founder, Ryan Kohn, were named in the Maserati 100 list, which showcases “great British entrepreneurs” who are challenging “established players”. Listen live at 9am Saturday. “My father died when… Read more

  • Shaper: Sir John Timpson

    Show aired on 23rd December 2017 Sir John Timpson Sir John Timpson was born in 1943. He attended Nottingham University before completing a six-month graduate training programme with shoe manufacturer and retailer, Clarks. Following this, he joined the family footwear business, William Timpson Limited. Sir John became the Director responsible for buying in 1970. Following… Read more

  • Shaper: Pip Jamieson

    Show aired on 16th December 2017 Pip Jamieson Pip has previously worked as a Fast-Stream Assistant Economist at the Government Economic Service; a Business Strategy and Development Manager; Head of Marketing New Zealand at MTV Networks; and Co-founder and Managing Director of The Loop, a professional network site for creatives in Australia. She founded The… Read more

  • Shaper: Deborah Mattinson

    Show aired on 9th December 2017 Deborah Mattinson Deborah Mattinson has more than twenty five years experience of providing senior clients with research based strategic advice. In that time she has worked with global businesses, major charities, international governments and senior politicians. She is particularly well known for developing innovative ways to bring decision makers… Read more