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Paula Tomlinson
Big 4 Accounting Corporate Employee Sets Up Home Based Franchise

After City training, Big 4 job and big corporate board room with big egos, Paula Tomlinson escaped the big impersonal corporate...

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Paula Tomlinson
Alex Budak
Helping people everywhere start their own good

In the same weekend, Alex Budak jumped out of a plane - his first time skydiving - and made the leap into the world of social e...

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Alex Budak
Alexia Pinchbeck
A cheeky skinny dip led to a bikini start-up

Alexia Pinchbeck escaped her desk-bound marketing job to set up a bikini brand, intent on the mission of helping women across t...

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Alexia Pinchbeck
Alex Soskin
From asset management to social start-up

Alex Soskin spent 7 years looking after investment structures for rich individuals and large corporates. He always knew he shou...

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Alex Soskin
Timo Schmidt
Quitting hedge funds to start Gousto.co.uk

Timo Schmidt and James Carter escaped the hedge fund world to set up Gousto, an online food company that let's you choose recip...

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Timo Schmidt
Rekha Mehr
Ex Amazon employee walks out of the jungle and into the kitchen

Rekha left her role as Buying Manager at the world's largest e-tail giant, Amazon, to start a project a little closer to her he...

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Rekha Mehr
Sebastian 'Bash' Redford
Forza Win!

I have just quit my job heading up a marketing department for a social network to start a pizza supper club on a roof in Shored...

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Sebastian 'Bash' Redford
Lucy Gilliam
Government scientist jumps ship to trade fare by sail

Dr Lucy Gilliam jumped ship from a permanent job in science policy advice in government to board the good ship Irene to sail ar...

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Lucy Gilliam
Kate Andrews
Around the world in 80 ways

Kate refused to believe that travelling the world had to involve flying. And that is how she found herself on-board a cargo shi...

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Kate Andrews
Sam Wood
Escaping the 9-5 to become documentary presenter and cycle guide around Europe

I escaped 9-5 work to make cycling expedition documentaries with my two brothers and run a cycle touring company.

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Sam Wood
Paul Archer
I quit my job to drive around the world in a black cab

One day I walked into work, quit my job and set off to http://www.itsonthemeter.com/drive to Australia in a London taxi. Fiftee...

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Paul Archer
Patrick Richmond
Chasing my dream job - law to adventure

When Patrick Richmond qualified as a solicitor he knew it was not for him. He eventually found an ad on Escthecity for managers...

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Patrick Richmond
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