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

  • 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

  • Shaper: Dessi Bell

    Show aired on 2nd December 2017 Dessi Bell Dessi Bell studied Economics and Financial History at LSE, where she founded the university’s Women in Business Society. Following this, she was employed in Fashion Development at the Ministry of Sound; in the Debt Capital Markets department at JP Morgan; and was Chief Opportunity Giver at Bijoux… Read more

  • Shaper: Taavet Hinrikus

    Show aired on 25th November 2017 Taavet Hinrikus Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and CEO of TransferWise. Prior to co-founding TransferWise in 2010, Taavet was Skype’s director of strategy until 2008, starting as its first-ever employee. One of the World Economic Forum’s Tech Pioneers, Taavet is an adviser to Prime Minister of Estonia on the digital… Read more

  • Shaper: Andrew Dunn

    Show aired on 17th November 2017 Andrew Dunn Andrew Dunn studied Politics and Sociology at Exeter University, graduating in 1999. Following this, he worked for a central London residential company before co-founding luxury property design and development firm Finchatton with Alex Michelin in 2001. Listen live at 9am Saturday. We acquire, design, develop and then ultimately… Read more

  • Shaper: James O’Callaghan

    Show aired on 11th November 2017 James O’Callaghan James is a structural engineer with over 20 years’ experience. He co-founded Eckersley O’Callaghan in 2004, which has since grown into a 90 strong, award-winning practice based in London, New York, San Francisco, Paris and Shanghai. The practice was recognised as ‘Engineering Consultant of the Year’ at the… Read more

  • Shaper: Richard Robinson

    Show aired on 4th November 2017 Richard Robinson From an early career in journalism, Richard has raised the profile of a number of worthy charities in the creative arts, education and healthcare, raising over £100m in the process. He spent time in India developing the operations and communications strategy for an international NGO to treat,… Read more