Business Shapers

Jazz FM

  • 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

  • Shaper: Jon Wright

    Show aired on 28th October 2017 Jon Wright Jon co-founded innocent in May 1999 along with two friends, Richard Reed and Adam Balon. Innocent now has revenues of £250m and sells in 15 different countries across Europe. Jon and his two co-founders sold their controlling stake in innocent to Coca Cola in 2013 with the… Read more

  • Shaper: Charlie Green (encore)

    Show aired on 14th October 2017 Charlie Green Charlie Green is co-founder and co-CEO of TOG (The Office Group). Before founding TOG in 2003, he was an Acquisition Manager at MWB Group plc, a property investment and development business. TOG launched just when technology and new ideas were shaping the global economy, with the aim… Read more

  • Shaper: Dana Denis-Smith

    Show aired on 7th October 2017 Dana Denis-Smith Dana Denis-Smith was born in rural Romania before moving to London, where she studied a BSc in International History and an MSc in Political Economy at LSE. Following this, she undertook the PgDL and LPC at BPP Law School and an MBA at the Indian Institute of… Read more