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Daisy Mitchell
Oxford grad fulfils ski dream

Daisy graduated from Oxford in 2006 and ran away to the French Alps for a seasonal cure to post-finals frazzle to become a chef...

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Daisy Mitchell
Joel Russell
Ex investment analyst quits to spread free global education

Whilst living and working in London I felt like I was a passenger on a train and was not sure who was driving. I was sitting in...

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Joel Russell
Patrice Archer
From banker to father

For the past 3 years, Patrice Archer has been working on his escape from the corporate life to do something he enjoys every day...

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Patrice Archer
Thomas Mclean
From fraud banking to documenting Cambodian landmine victims

Two years ago, Thomas Mclean and Alex Pettiford sat in their corporate desks in the West Midlands. Now they have created the la...

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Thomas Mclean
Ed Coke-Steel
From finance to fashion

After a few years working in finance I decided that it was time to take my newly acquired Excel skills and use them somewhere m...

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Ed Coke-Steel
Chris Coghlan
Hedge fund manager to African NGO helping 38,000 people

Since volunteering with conflict victims in Mozambique in 1999 and studying the Rwandan genocide at university, Chris Coghlan w...

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Chris Coghlan
Harry Beattie
Financial Services to online fashion start-up

I have escaped a job in financial services as an FX broker to set up an online men’s designer accessories retailer Opumo. We hu...

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Harry Beattie
Guido Molinari
I-Banker falls in love with gelato from the Amalfi coast

Guido left the world of investment banking to start an innovative ice cream and frozen desserts business based between London a...

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Guido Molinari
Alison Naftalin
Lawyer leaves job to run overseas children's charity

Alison is escaping her role as a lawyer to run overseas children's charity Lively Minds. Alison set up Lively Minds in 2008 fol...

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Alison Naftalin
Katie Rigby
From derivatives broker to art start-up

Katie spent six years in the city doing inter-dealing broking before escaping to set up a new internet business giving a platfo...

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Katie Rigby
Laleh Rafiei
Escaped banking to help social entrepreneurs

Laleh Rafiei escaped banking to start Impact Lab, a business support and mentoring programme to help social entrepreneurs and c...

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Laleh Rafiei
Tanya Maslach
Ex scientist/management consultant goes tribal

Tanya traded her suits and heels for running shoes and yoga pants, and built a worldwide community for women who aspire to live...

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Tanya Maslach
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