One of our Enablers, Chief Executive Officer, Simon Hill of Wazoku


A Meeting of Minds is all about providing a platform for the great and the good of the industry to work through their key challenges and collectively find innovative ways to drive change forward. Sometimes the industry needs a little help visualising what a solution might look like so Owen James is putting together a team of Enablers to help you on that journey of change. These Enablers are niche, best-of-breed providers offering solutions in specific areas to complement Owen James in its mission to enable Financial Services to do better business.


fintech-circle-innovate-240-x-120.jpg     Digital change and FinTech – FINTECH Circle Innovate (London) -  fintechcircleinnovate.com
“We work with established financial services companies helping to bring together innovation and investment mandates in FinTech for business return. We plan, build and support ongoing access to external innovation ecosystems to support the choice to partner, acquire or invest in FinTech.”  

Key contact: Nicole Anderson, Chief Executive nanderson@fintechcircleinnovate.com 


wazoku.png   Innovation – Wazoku – www.wazoku.com
Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is a highly scalable and flexible platform that enables internal and external crowdsourcing initiatives for organisations around the world. It provides structure to capture, evaluate, prioritise and select ideas. This platform allows you to build communities for innovation, employee and stakeholder dialogue and insight.  

Key contact: Simon Hill, Chief Executive Officer - simon@wazoku.com

paradox.jpg    Leadership – Paradox - http://www.paradox-partners.com
“Our services are bespoke. We work with leaders who are constantly evolving and aspire to become exceptional. Our process blends leading-edge methodologies: intellectual, emotional and behavioural. It is often described as challenging, effective, inspirational, revealing … and, sometimes, as exhilarating and life-changing.”


M&A (Advisory)
John developed Torquil Clark Holdings into a major regional Wealth Management Business and substantial D2C business. Having sold the business to Skipton Building Society in 2008, the business was acquired by Bellpenny in 2014. Leveraging his acquired expertise, John provides consulting services to a number of financial services businesses.

John Chapman - 07968 836 880 johnchapman@owenjamesgroup.com


And what is in it for the Enablers?

  • Introductions - sign-posting at events.
  • Access - to key strategic decision makers.
  • Positioning - promoted as an expert in their area.
  • Insight - detailed data about the different Meeting of Minds communities.
  • Influence – the opportunity to shape research and event topics.
  • Online real estate – the opportunity to post content and comment online


Owen James is picky about who it works with! If you are interested in joining the Enabler team, do please email James Goad or Evie Owen or call on 01483 86133 and they will put you through your paces.