Business Shapers

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  • Shaper: Saasha Celestial-One

    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. OLIO has 800,000+ users who have… Read more

  • Shaper: Danny Rimer

    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, Good Eggs, Grailed, Humu, Patreon and… Read more

  • Shaper: Alex Perrin

    Show aired on 5th January 2019 Alex Perrin is Co-founder and CEO of ismybillfair.com, 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

  • Shaper: Jim Cregan

    Show aired on 10th November 2018 Jim Cregan Jim Cregan is the real ‘Jimmy’ behind Jimmy’s Iced Coffee. A company he co-founded with his sister Suze after becoming hooked on iced coffee during a trip to Australia. Disappointed to find supermarket shelves lacking a refreshing equivalent that wasn’t super sweet back in the UK, he… Read more

  • Shaper: Alex Reilley

    Show aired on 3rd November 2018 Alex Reilley Alex Reilley is co-founder and Chairman of Loungers, the nationwide café, restaurant and bar group. Having spent years in the restaurant and bar trade, Alex and two friends, Jake Bishop and David Reid decided it was time they did their own thing in 2002. Nearly 16 years… Read more

  • Shaper: David Spencer-Percival

    Show aired on 27th October 2018 David Spencer-Percival David Spencer-Percival launched his second business in 2008, having sold everything he owned, including his first business, to pay for it. In a few years, the recruitment agency he founded with business partner Sir Peter Ogden was worth $100m. David was ready for a new challenge after… Read more

  • Shaper: Karen Howes

    Show aired on 20th October 2018 Karen Howes Karen Howes is the Founder and Chief Executive of London-based interior design practice Taylor Howes, founded in partnership with Gail Taylor in 1993. Karen’s real love affair with interiors began when she was just 18 years old when she rented a room in King’s Cross owned by… Read more