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: Henry Dimbleby MBE

    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 – which in 2013 lead to his… Read more

  • 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

  • The Best of the ‘Best of Guest’ 2018

    Before we kick off 2019, we wanted to share our pick of this 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 Partner & Director of Business Development, Elliot Moss, on our ‘Jazz Shapers’ programme on… Read more

  • Shaper: Sam Hart

    Show aired on 15th December 2018 Sam Hart is the co-founder and chairman of Harts Group, the restaurant group behind the critically acclaimed Barrafina, Quo Vadis and El Pastor. He set up the group with his brother Eddie in 2003, and they have been since recognised by GQ Food and Drink Awards, The Cateys and Harden’s for… Read more

  • Shaper: Bejay Mulenga

    Show aired on 8th December 2018 Bejay Mulenga recently won an award from Her Majesty the Queen for Enterprise Promotion. Aged 23, he became the youngest person to do so. He founded Supa Tuck when he was 14, a franchise of student-run tuck shops in schools, teaching students how to run and operate their own tuck… Read more

  • Shaper: Debbie Wosskow encore

    Show aired on 1st December 2018 Debbie Wosskow OBE is recognised as one of the most prominent serial entrepreneurs in the UK, known for successfully launching and scaling businesses in the areas of digital disruption, the sharing economy and female empowerment. She graduated with an MA in Philosophy and Theology from New College, Oxford. Her… Read more

  • Shaper: Luke Irwin

    Show aired on 24th November 2018 Luke Irwin is an award-winning rug designer, specialising in the making of hand-knotted, custom made rugs. Previously, he worked in both theatre and Christies before establishing his own company in early 2004. Luke was inspired to start his own rug design company after a chance encounter with a Tibetan… Read more

  • Shaper: Alex and Jonathan Petrides

    Show aired on 17th November 2018 Alex and Jonathan Petrides Brothers Alex and Jonathan joined forces in 2016 to create allplants, a plant-based food delivery service that makes it effortlessly easy to eat more plants: sending chef-cooked healthy meals straight to your home or work. It was in 2016 when both brothers switched to a… Read more