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Shaper: Merritt Baer

Merritt Baer is the Co-Founder of TodayTix – a global ticketing platform that aims to make theatre more accessible for everyone. Having started his career at Lazard Frères in mergers and acquisitions, Marritt moved to Viagogo as the Head of Primary Inventory to work directly with sports teams, theatre companies and concert promoters to dynamically price [...]

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Shaper: Tom Warner

Tom Warner is the Co-Founder and Director of Warner’s, the award-winning, farm-grown gin brand. Tom’s first professional role was a one-year placement running a coffee buying operation in East Africa. He then took up a sabbatical role as Student Union President at his college, before taking up a position with the largest, privately owned fresh [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 1 week ago

Shaper: Anand Verma

Anand Verma is the Founder and CEO of Brilliant Basics – a global customer-centric digital transformation studio. Consistently delivering innovative digital products and services that help clients maximise their digital investment, under Anand’s leadership the Brilliant Basics team have come together to create a studio that disrupts traditional agency projects models, with the belief that [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 weeks ago

Shaper: Steve King

Steve King is the CEO of Black Swan – the data-science start-up that uses artificial intelligence to accurately predict trends in consumer behaviour. Having studied Cognitive Science at Exeter University, Steve has gone on to apply his tech, coding and visualisation skills to solving his clients’ challenges, helping them work out what will be important [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 weeks ago

The Best of the ‘Best of Guest’ 2019

Before we steam ahead into 2020, we wanted to reflect on what a fantastic year it has been for our business shapers. We have been joined by successful entrepreneurs who have been interviewed by Mishcon de Reya Partner & Director of Business Development Elliot Moss on our ‘Jazz Shapers’ programme on Jazz FM, alongside music from the risk takers of jazz. [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: William Reeve

Having always had an interest in business, William Reeve is the CEO of Goodlord.co, a property technology company on a mission to provide the best rental experience in the world. Also the Non-Executive Chairman of Nutmeg and non-Exec Director at Dunelm PLC, William Co-Founded Fletcher Research (now NASDAQ:FORR),  LOVEFiLM.com and Secret Escapes. He has previously served in a number of [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Adam Byatt encore

Adam Byatt is a chef, restaurateur and food writer. Exposed to the world of cooking from an early age with his grandfather, a cook in the Army, and his mother a professional chef, aged 16 Adam decided to give up his multiple jobs when he was introduced to the Savoy Education Trust who offered him a placement as an apprentice chef at Claridges Hotel. [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Mark Wright

Moving to the UK from Australia in 2012 with just £172 in his pocket, Mark Wright has since become an award-winning entrepreneur and self-taught digital marketing specialist, Co-Founding results driven digital marketing agency – Climb Online. Finding a job selling digital advertising services, in 2014 Mark pitched his business, Climb Online, to Lord Alan Sugar [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Jenny Biggam

Jenny Biggam is the Co-founder and CEO of the7stars – the UK’s largest independent media agency. Having known from an early age that she didn’t want to go to University, but wanted to just get stuck into the world of work, Jenny found herself at a small marketing agency in Soho. After roles at Zenith [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 months ago

Shaper: Sir Rocco Forte

Sir Rocco Forte is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the luxury hotel brand, Rocco Forte Hotels. With his grandfather and father in the hospitality business, Rocco’s approach to customers was shaped at an early age – treat guests differently because they are individuals. From spending school holidays working across his father’s company, the Forte Hotel [...]

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Jazz Shapers, Jazz Shapers Live - 3 months ago

Shaper: Adam Brown

Based in London, Orlebar Brown was founded by Adam Brown and launched in March 2007 as a tailored approach to men’s swim shorts. OB Classic swim shorts remain the original and best ‘short you can swim in’, offering something you can wear on the beach or by the pool, yet smart enough to wear to [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 months ago

Shaper: Clive Jackson

Stranded after a cancelled flight, Clive Jackson came up with the idea for Victor – an on-demand, private jet charter business. Spotting a gap in the market for a private jet share scheme, he launched Victor in 2011 and it has grown rapidly, revolutionising the jet charter industry with an on-demand, fully transparent and subscription [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 months ago