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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 - 4 days 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 - 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 - 4 weeks ago

Shaper: Jez Nelson

Jez Nelson is the Founder, CEO and CCO of content agency and production company, Somethin’ Else. Frustrated by the lack of jazz on the radio, Jez along with fellow Jazz FM presenter Chris Philips and DJ Gilles Peterson set up a jazz-only pirate radio station, K Jazz in the mid-80s, which survived for two years. After [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 1 month ago

Shaper: Claudine Adeyemi

Claudine Adeyemi is Founder and CEO of Career Ear – a careers advice and recruitment platform enabling employers to engage with young, diverse quality talent. She is also Founder of The Student Development Co., a non-profit organisation which provides career-related support for 16-24 year olds from less privileged backgrounds. Though currently on a sabbatical, Claudine [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 1 month ago

Shaper: Tim Little

Tim Little is the Founder and CEO of classic luxury shoe brand, Tim Little, and the Owner and Creative Director of 150-year-old shoemakers, Grenson. Having left a career in advertising in 1997 to follow his dream of designing his own ‘English shoes without the cobwebs’ shoe collection, Tim opened his first shop on Kings Road [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Charlie Mayhew MBE

Charlie Mayhew MBE is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Tusk Trust – the wildlife conservation charity. After visiting South Africa in 1979 during a gap year, Charlie grew to love Africa and wanted to make a meaningful contribution to conservation. In 1985 after a stint as a marine insurance broker, he set up and [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Steve Levine

Steve Levine is Founder and Owner of Manmade Soul and Co-founder and Director of radio production company, Magnum Opus Broadcasting. Starting his recording career as a trainee tape-op at CBS studios in 1975, Steve soon progressed to an “in house” recording engineer. He produced all of Culture Club’s classic hits and the bands’ three multi-platinum [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Tony Wheeler

Tony Wheeler is the Co-Founder of Lonely Planet. Setting off on a trip of a lifetime honeymoon in 1972, Tony and his wife Maureen founded Lonely Planet Publications in 1973 in order to publish ‘Across Asia on the Cheap’ – the story of their journey. Their breakthrough came after a trip to India allowed then [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shaper: Bernie de Le Cuona

Bernie de Le Cuona founded de Le Cuona, a specialist in luxury interior fabrics almost 25 years ago. She is one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in the interior textiles industry. She built a global luxury brand from humble beginnings and 26 years later the business has c £10 million annual turnover. Bernie carved [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 months ago

Shapers: Matt Clifford & Alice Bentinck

Matt Clifford is the Co-Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, the leading technology company builder in Europe and South East Asia. Entrepreneur First invests in top technical individuals to help them build world-class, deep technology start-ups from scratch in six locations across Europe and Asia. Holding degrees from Cambridge and MIT, Matt started his career [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 months ago