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

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

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

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

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 led the

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

New report into female entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurs Network has launched Here and Now, a new report into female entrepreneurship, showing that the amount of investment going to female-founded companies has trebled in less than a decade. Women-led businesses receive similar levels of follow-on funding. Read the headline findings of the report here.

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

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

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