FT Future 25: Middle East – introducing the fast-growing businesses shaking up the Middle East.

Mishcon The Leap is proud to support the FT Future 25: Middle East – a list of high-growth businesses disrupting their industries in the Middle East and providing tangible innovation. These companies come from a diverse range of sectors including healthcare, technology, infrastructure, ecommerce and transport – all of their profiles feature in a special

Shaper: Dr Nick Taylor

After gaining a doctrine himself in clinical psychology and having worked in a leadership role for the NHS, Dr. Nick Taylor became interested in corporate wellness and how organisations can benefit by looking after their employees. Determined to implement a strategy that would enable the NHS to best support its workers, Nick realised that there was a clear

Shaper: Robin Tombs

Robin is a serial tech entrepreneur and investor. He is CEO and Co-founder of Yoti, the digital identity app. Prior to Yoti, Robin was Co-founder and Finance Director at Gamesys, one of the world’s leading online gaming operators. He is also a serial angel investor in a handful of technology companies and a trustee of

Shaper: Molly Goddard & Joel Jeffery

Molly Goddard is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Desmond & Dempsey and Joel Jeffery is Co-founder and CEO. Identifying a gap in the market, she and Joel launched their inaugural 100 Desmond & Dempsey pyjamas sets to deliver luxurious, affordable, cotton nightwear. Over the last four years, the brand has quickly built a strong international

Shaper: Jon Bradford

Jon Bradford, a highly experienced early stage investor, is the Founding Partner of Motive Partners, a financial technology investment company. Founder and Co-Founder of many other businesses including Dynamo Ventures, an early stage seed investor focused on Supply Chain and Mobility, Jon is well-accredited with the title “Godfather of European Accelerators” for founding Ignite100 Accelerator

Shaper: Tamara Littleton

Tamara Littleton is Founder and CEO of The Social Element, a social media agency advising some of the world’s biggest brands on how to use social media to solve business challenges. Having left her role running a BBC web team, Tamara founded The Social Element in 2002 before the explosion of social media with the ambition

Shaper: Pip Murray

Pip Murray is the Founder of the nut butter brand Pip & Nut, which offers a range of eight naturally nutritious nut butters. A keen marathon runner and a fierce foodie, Pip had the inspiration for the brand when she couldn’t find a delicious but nutritious protein source to fuel her training. Taking matters into

Shaper: Ash Atalla

Ash Atalla is an Emmy and Golden Globe award winning and five times BAFTA-winning producer, best known for multi award winning series The Office (BBC), The IT Crowd (Channel 4) and People Just Do Nothing (BBC). Co-founding his own independent production company, Roughcut TV produces outstanding comedy and drama for all the UK’s major broadcasters as

Shaper: Ian Harkin

Ian Harkin is CEO of Lottie Dolls, a collectible diverse range of premium quality small dolls that are designed to look like children rather than adults. The company champions the importance of childhood and the fact that children’s voices should be heard. Since launching, Lottie dolls has challenged the toy industry with regards to body

Shaper: Nigel Birell

Having initially joined the company as its first Non-Executive Director in 2013, Nigel Birell is CEO of the Lottoland Group, a multi territory regulated, fast growing gaming group with a workforce of 350 people in 11 locations, and nine million registered customers in its 13 markets. Nigel is also the: Non-Executive Chairman of the London