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Shaper: Sir Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell is the Founder of WPP – the advertising and marketing services group, and S4 Capital – an advertising and marketing company for the digital age. Sir Martin was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million “shell” company in 1985 into the world’s largest advertising and marketing services [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 7 months ago

Shaper: Marcia Kilgore

Serial entrepreneur, Marcia Kilgore, is the Founder of Beauty Pie – the radical, luxury cosmetic buyers’ club as well as Bliss, Soap & Glory, FitFlop and Soaper Duper. Coming from humble beginnings, Marcia’s drive and ambition led her to Found Bliss Spa, selling a majority stake to LVMH in 1999. In 2006, she launched bath, [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 7 months ago

Shaper: Julie Chen

Julie Chen is CEO and Co-Founder of The Cheeky Panda Limited – one of the UK’s fastest growing fast moving consumer goods brands, which was recently ranked in the country’s top 100 start-up companies. Growing up in China, Julie knew the potential and many uses of bamboo, the world’s fastest growing plant which grows thirty [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 7 months ago

Shaper: Louise McGuane

Louise McGuane is the Founder of the Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company. Having left Ireland in 1995, Louise pursued an international career in the luxury drinks industry living and working in New York, Paris, London and Singapore. Returning home she learnt of a nineteenth century whiskey bonder, J.J Corry, from her home county of Cooraclare, [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 7 months ago

Shaper: Ric Lewis

Founding the firm in 2009, Ric Lewis is the Executive Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Tristan Capital Partners – a London-based real estate investment management company with €11.0+Billion in AuM (Assets under Management), specialising in investment strategies in all property types across the UK, and continental Europe for global institutional, endowment and private wealth [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 8 months ago

Shaper: JP Then

JP Then, is the Co-Founder of Crosstown, a London-based omni-channel bakery brand known for its premium donuts and specialty coffee, and Founder of technology platform Slerp. The idea for Crosstown came from his interest in speciality coffee and the Antipodean coffee culture and his business plan, sent to hundreds of people, caught the attention of [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 8 months ago

Shaper: Merritt Baer

Merritt Baer is the Co-Founder of TodayTix – a global ticketing platform that aims to make theatre more accessible for everyone. Having started his career at Lazard Frères in mergers and acquisitions, Marritt moved to Viagogo as the Head of Primary Inventory to work directly with sports teams, theatre companies and concert promoters to dynamically price [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 8 months ago

Shaper: Tom Warner

Tom Warner is the Co-Founder and Director of Warner’s, the award-winning, farm-grown gin brand. Tom’s first professional role was a one-year placement running a coffee buying operation in East Africa. He then took up a sabbatical role as Student Union President at his college, before taking up a position with the largest, privately owned fresh [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 8 months ago

Shaper: Anand Verma

Anand Verma is the Founder and CEO of Brilliant Basics – a global customer-centric digital transformation studio. Consistently delivering innovative digital products and services that help clients maximise their digital investment, under Anand’s leadership the Brilliant Basics team have come together to create a studio that disrupts traditional agency projects models, with the belief that [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 9 months ago

Shaper: Steve King

Steve King is the CEO of Black Swan – the data-science start-up that uses artificial intelligence to accurately predict trends in consumer behaviour. Having studied Cognitive Science at Exeter University, Steve has gone on to apply his tech, coding and visualisation skills to solving his clients’ challenges, helping them work out what will be important [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 9 months ago

The Best of the ‘Best of Guest’ 2019

Before we steam ahead into 2020, we wanted to reflect on what a fantastic year it has been for our business shapers. We have been joined by successful entrepreneurs who have been interviewed by Mishcon de Reya Partner & Director of Business Development Elliot Moss on our ‘Jazz Shapers’ programme on Jazz FM, alongside music from the risk takers of jazz. [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 10 months ago

Shaper: William Reeve

Having always had an interest in business, William Reeve is the CEO of Goodlord.co, a property technology company on a mission to provide the best rental experience in the world. Also the Non-Executive Chairman of Nutmeg and non-Exec Director at Dunelm PLC, William Co-Founded Fletcher Research (now NASDAQ:FORR),  LOVEFiLM.com and Secret Escapes. He has previously served in a number of [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 10 months ago