Business Shapers

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  • 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

  • Shaper: Amelia Harvey

    Show aired on 24th February 2018 Amelia Harvey Amelia Harvey, co-founder of The Collective UK, a gourmet yoghurt brand, studied at Glasgow Calendonia University, where she gained a 2:1 in Marketing and Communication. After graduating in 2001, Amelia was a Regional Account Manager at Kellogg Company, quickly followed by role of Senior National Account Manager… Read more

  • Shaper: Nick English

    Show aired on 17th February 2018 Nick English Nick English, one half of the The Bremont Watch Company, was born and raised in Cambridge, and graduated with a First in Geography from Manchester University in 1993. During his teen years he spent many hours flying and displaying historic aircraft with his father Euan, and his brother… Read more

  • Shapers: Simon Rogerson and Chris Hulatt

    Show aired on 10th February 2018 Simon Rogerson Simon studied at St Andrews University “mainly to play golf”, graduating with a first class MA in Modern Languages. He was an analyst at Mercury Asset Management between 1997-2000, eventually becoming the head of pharmaceutical and biotechnology in its global equity team. Since 2011, Simon has been… Read more

  • Shaper: Jason Trost

    Show aired on 3rd February 2018 Jason Trost Jason Trost is the founder and CEO of London-based Smarkets, one of the world’s largest betting exchanges. As a trading platform, Smarkets simplifies peer-to-peer betting on hundreds of markets daily, with a mission to provide the best odds and the lowest commission. In a few short years,… Read more

  • Shaper: Charlie Bigham

    Show aired on 27th January 2018 Charlie Bigham Charlie Bigham studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. After leaving university he was a consultant at Andersen Consulting, which subsequently became Accenture. Charlie founded Bigham’s in 1996, a manufacturer of ready to cook foods which avoid artificial additives and using “chef led kitchen techniques” stocked… Read more

  • 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, Europe’s largest diabetes community with members from over 200 countries. He joined 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