Business Shapers

Jazz FM

  • Shaper: Katie Massie-Taylor

    Show aired on 26th May 2018 Katie Massie-Taylor Before co-founding Mush, Katie Massie-Taylor worked for an exclusive matchmaking company, as a City broker, and as a PR Executive. She was inspired to start Mush after striking up a conversation with a fellow mum in a rainy south-west London playground. They soon realised how many other… Read more

  • Shaper: Ray Kelvin

    Show aired on 19th May 2018 Ray Kelvin Ray Kelvin grew up in Cockfosters, which his late mother taught him to pronounce Co’fosters, to sound “posher”. He attended Middlesex Polytechnic, studying Business Studies, but later dropped out of his course to work. His experience in fashion and retail began when he worked in the family… Read more

  • Shaper: Frederic Court

    Show aired on 12th May 2018 Frederic Court Frederic Court attended Bocconi University in Milan and then the ESSEC Business School in Paris. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish and resides in London with his wife and children. He has held various investor positions at companies including: YELP, a search and review… Read more

  • Shaper: John Sims-Hilditch

    Show aired on 5th May 2018 John Sims-Hilditch Prior to co-founding Neptune with Giles Redman, John Sims-Hilditch was a Captain in the British Army. The discipline and precision he learned as an army officer, together with his natural entrepreneurial spirit, have helped make Neptune one of the fastest growing retailers in Britain. “Giles left Reading… Read more

  • Shaper: Roland Lamb

    Show aired on 28th April 2018 Roland Lamb Roland Lamb grew up in rural New Hampshire, USA. His father is a jazz pianist and Roland started playing the piano when he was a toddler. It was whilst attending Summerhill School that he started his first business, a jazz cafe for other students. At 18, Roland… Read more

  • Shaper: Sacha Zackariya

    Show aired on 21st April 2018 Sacha Zackariya Sacha has a BEng in Engineering from the University of Warwick, a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Economics from the University of London, as well as an MBA International Business Administration from INSEAD. He speaks four languages: English, French, German and Dutch. At the age of 17, Sacha… Read more

  • Shaper: Daniel Robey

    Show aired on 14th April 2018 Daniel Robey Daniel Robey graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997 with a first class honours in Interactive Multimedia & Design. He was Director of Digital at Empire Design until 2004, where he then founded and became CEO of Think Jam, in London. Think Jam is an award-winning digital… Read more

  • Shaper: Anna Josse

    Show aired on 7th April 2018 Anna Josse Anna Josse was born and raised in Hampstead, where she still resides on the same street where she grew up. Anna spent time at a seminary in Israel before attending Manchester Metropolitan University, where she was Chair of the Jewish Society. Anna established the UK arm of… Read more

  • Shaper: Nicole Farhi

    Show aired on 31st March 2018 Nicole Farhi Born in Nice in 1946, Nicole Farhi is an artist, a sculptor and fashion designer. Through her work for French fashion label Pierre D’Alby she began designing for British fashion retailer Stephen Marks, founder of French Connection. In 1982, after settling in Hampstead, the designer and Marks… Read more

  • Shaper: Michelle Kennedy

    Show aired on 24th March 2018 Michelle Kennedy Michelle Kennedy is the co-founder of Peanut, an app for making new mum friends. Prior to launching Peanut, Michelle was a Director at dating app Bumble and had also been Head of Legal, General Counsel and later Director at app Badoo. Michelle graduated from the University of… Read more

  • Shaper: Roja Dove

    Show aired on 17th March 2018 Roja Dove Roja Dove was born in Chichester, England in 1956. He discovered his passion for perfumes around the age of 6 when his mother kissed him goodnight before leaving for a party – with Roja adding it was “the first time I made a connection between smell and… Read more

  • Shaper: Guka Tavberidze

    Show aired on 10th March 2018 Guka Tavberidze Guka Tavberidze was born in Georgia but left at the age of seven and moved to London in 1994. He reportedly grew up in a “health conscious” family, with his two sisters Sophia and Salli and mother Nina, who often experimented with fruit and vegetables to make tasty smoothies…. Read more

  • Shaper: Pablo Ettinger

    Show aired on 3rd March 2018 Pablo Ettinger Paul “Pablo” Ettinger was raised in Austria, France and Germany, where, at a young age he discovered his passion for music – songwriting and studying classical piano from the young age of five. After achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Electronics from the University of Southampton… Read more