Shaper: Neil Wright

As Founder and Managing Director of World Wide Internet Insurance Services (WWIIS), the parent company of Cover For You, Cedar Tree, Insurance & Escape and Outbacker, Neil Wright is not your average insurance type. Following a 10-year military career that began at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Neil served in The Queen’s regiment all over the world

Shaper: Dame Rosemary Squire OBE

Dame Rosemary Squire OBE is one of the most prominent women in British theatre of the modern era. Since she co-founded the Ambassador Theatre Group in 1992, it has gone onto become the world’s number one live-theatre company. In 2016, Squire stepped down from her post as CEO to move into a new creative phase. 

Shaper: Ben Maruthappu

Ben Maruthappu is a London-based doctor and Co-founder and CEO of Cera, a multi-award winning technology company transforming social care. He advised the CEO of NHS England on £100 billion of health spending, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) which benefitted 3 million people in its first six months. He has a strong interest in research with

Shaper: Farah Naz

Farah Naz is the Founder and Owner of EX1 Cosmetics, a cosmetics brand known for providing the ultimate “skin-on-skin” effect, producing a range of complexion-based products including foundations, powders, blushers and concealers to help you achieve perfect looking skin. Struggling to find her own perfect foundation that was affordable, Farah used her biochemistry background to

Shaper: Matthew Januszek

Matthew Januszek is Co-Founder of Escape Fitness, a business committed to working with fitness clubs to deliver the best possible exercise experiences. Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for product innovation, quality and design while growing and competing through great partnerships in multiple markets worldwide. From a garage gym to a global

Smart cities: the privacy risks of living smart

Imagine living in a world where cities have hexagonal wooden blocks on the pavements that heat up to melt ice so you never slip again on frosty pavements, or having ‘raincoats’ on buildings to make you feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer. While this may sound futuristic, this is just what is

Shaper: Raoul Shah

Raoul Shah is Founder and joint CEO of Exposure, a creative communications agency that joins the dots between brands, culture and consumers. Founded in 1993, the agency prides itself on long term client relationships (some of which span over 15 years), has won numerous awards (including Cannes Lions & D&AD), and remains one of the

Shaper: Oliver Mennell

 Oliver Mennell is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NEOM, a wellbeing brand specialising in 100% natural fragrances to boost your wellbeing. Widely recognised as one of the first and fastest growing wellbeing brands in the UK, NEOM offers natural products that are designed to deliver therapeutic benefits to relieve stress, aid sleep,

Shaper: Dr Lydia Yarlott

Dr Lydia Yarlott is a Paediatrician and Co-Founder of Forward Health, a tech start-up that has developed a secure messaging and workflow app, enabling healthcare professionals to communicate and collaborate effectively. Being “struck by how much time (she) was wasting trying to navigate switchboards or responding to (her) pager,” Lydia’s husband encouraged her to solve

Shaper: Marcus Wareing

Marcus Wareing is a celebrated chef and Co-Founder of Marcus Wareing Restaurants. Marcus studied at Southport Catering College and was Gordon Ramsay’s protégé for 19 years. He was awarded his first Michelin Stars at 26, one of only a handful of chefs to be recognised at that age. His awards now include one Michelin star,

Shaper: Mandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh is the Co-Founder and CEO of Trouva, the “anti-chain, anti-same online market place for boutique independent retailers.” Recognising that independent brick-and-mortar stores were falling behind due to an “awful understanding” of e-commerce, Mandeep and his Co-Founders, Alex Loizou and Glen Walker, founded Trouva in 2015 to create a different kind of e-commerce environment

Shaper: Nick Deyong

Nick Deyong is an Entrepreneur and Investor with more than 25 years’ experience within Travel, Promotions, Rewards, Incentives and Marketing Technology industry. He is founder and CEO of The NDL Group and Co-Founder and CEO of Promotigo Technology Limited. NDL is a specialist provider of consumer incentive programmes, delivering creative prizes and rewards for media