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Scott Gilmore
Diplomat quits to fight poverty

Scott Gilmore was a career diplomat, frustrated by the inefficiencies of the aid industry and impatient to change them. So, he ...

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Scott Gilmore
Annabelle Vinois
Criminal lawyer and writer buy bikes and mortgage future

In 2009, we quit our jobs, bought two bikes, and flew to Africa.  The plan was to bike around the world. Though after 12,300km ...

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Annabelle Vinois
Jonty Hartland
Giving his notice to create THE professional's noticeboard

For ten years, Jonty Hartland worked in corporate finance at Deloitte London. He loved his job but always knew that he wanted t...

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Jonty Hartland
Scott Fetters
From desk job to snow bum to tech entrepreneur

After thinking he had it all figured out, post-graduate work planted Scott as a copywriter in the ad department of a CO newspap...

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Scott Fetters
Jason Trost
From the trading desk to a tech start-up

Prior to founding Smarkets, Jason was an application developer at UBS Global Asset Management (New York) focusing on innovative...

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Jason Trost
Toby Mounsey-Heysham
Ex-banker helping people 'go green'

Toby left working for an American bank, met a business partner though Esc, and went into business working in the Green sector.W...

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Toby Mounsey-Heysham
Selina Barker
A career that gives me freedom and adventure

Five years ago Selina Barker quit her job as a Marketing Manager and set off to create a career that she could carry with her i...

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Selina Barker
Carla Miller
Meet the UK's only Purposologist

Carla Miller evolved her experience in fundraising and consulting to become a full-time Purposologist. Now she spends her days ...

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Carla Miller
James Johnson
Setting up a new online bike auction site

James left his job to set up an online marketplace for selling bikes. As we have found out here at Escape the City, setting up ...

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James Johnson
Saya Hillman
The story of an accidental entrepreneur

Read Saya's amazing story and brilliant tips at the bottom.

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Saya Hillman
Adam Barber
Renewable energy in Costa Rica

After 10 years at a corporate communications company in London, Adam made the leap. He now splits his time between working in a...

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Adam Barber
Matt Robinson
Groupay for societies, clubs and businesses

A great story for anyone looking to start a business. The guys at Groupay started their business before they even knew what the...

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Matt Robinson
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