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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.

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Shaper: Nigel Birell

Having initially joined the company as its first Non-Executive Director in 2013, Nigel Birell is CEO of the Lottoland Group, a multi territory regulated, fast growing gaming group with a workforce of 350 people in 11 locations, and nine million registered customers in its 13 markets. Nigel is also the: Non-Executive Chairman of the London [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 7 days ago

Shaper: Ciro Romano

Ciro Romano is the founder and festival director of Love Supreme Jazz Festival which since its birth in 2013 now gathers 50,000 people in its weekend attendance and has become the largest jazz festival in the UK. Ciro had envisioned himself in the Music industry since a young teenager where he would attend Music festivals [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 weeks ago

Shaper: Sophie Deen

Sophie Deen is the founder and CEO of kids’ media company, Bright Little Labs. Bright Little Labs was founded in 2015 with the aim to inspire the next generation with interactive stories, promoting critical thinking, computer science and equality for children. A former lawyer and children’s play therapist, Sophie has worked alongside Code Club, Google [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 weeks ago

Shaper: Misha Nonoo

Misha Nonoo is the Founder and Creative Director of Misha Nonoo, a womenswear fashion label with sustainability at its core. Born in Bahrain and raised in London, Misha has always known that she wanted to be a fashion designer, winning industry recognition for her eponymous label in 2013 when she became a finalist for the 2013 CFDA [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 4 weeks ago

Shaper: Neil Wright

As Founder and Managing Director of World Wide Internet Insurance Services (WWIIS), the parent company of Cover For You, Cedar Tree, Insurance & Escape and Outbacker, Neil Wright is not your average insurance type. Following a 10-year military career that began at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Neil served in The Queen’s regiment all over the world [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 1 month ago

Shaper: Dame Rosemary Squire OBE

Dame Rosemary Squire OBE is one of the most prominent women in British theatre of the modern era. Since she co-founded the Ambassador Theatre Group in 1992, it has gone onto become the world’s number one live-theatre company.  In 2016, Squire stepped down from her post as CEO to move into a new creative phase.  [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 1 month ago

Shaper: Ben Maruthappu

Ben Maruthappu is a London-based doctor and Co-founder and CEO of Cera, a multi-award winning technology company transforming social care. He advised the CEO of NHS England on £100 billion of health spending, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) which benefitted 3 million people in its first six months.  He has a strong interest in research with [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Farah Naz

Farah Naz is the Founder and Owner of EX1 Cosmetics, a cosmetics brand known for providing the ultimate “skin-on-skin” effect, producing a range of complexion-based products including foundations, powders, blushers and concealers to help you achieve perfect looking skin. Struggling to find her own perfect foundation that was affordable, Farah used her biochemistry background to [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Matthew Januszek

Matthew Januszek is Co-Founder of Escape Fitness, a business committed to working with fitness clubs to deliver the best possible exercise experiences. Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for product innovation, quality and design while growing and competing through great partnerships in multiple markets worldwide. From a garage gym to a global [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Raoul Shah

Raoul Shah is Founder and joint CEO of Exposure, a creative communications agency that joins the dots between brands, culture and consumers.   Founded in 1993, the agency prides itself on long term client relationships (some of which span over 15 years), has won numerous awards (including Cannes Lions & D&AD), and remains one of [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Oliver Mennell

Oliver Mennell is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NEOM, a wellbeing brand specialising in 100% natural fragrances to boost your wellbeing. Widely recognised as one of the first and fastest growing wellbeing brands in the UK, NEOM offers natural products that are designed to deliver therapeutic benefits to relieve stress, aid sleep, boost [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 months ago

Shaper: Dr Lydia Yarlott

Dr Lydia Yarlott is a Paediatrician and Co-Founder of Forward Health, a tech start-up that has developed a secure messaging and workflow app, enabling healthcare professionals to communicate and collaborate effectively. Being “struck by how much time (she) was wasting trying to navigate switchboards or responding to (her) pager,” Lydia’s husband encouraged her to solve [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 months ago