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Hermione Taylor
Social entrepreneur extraordinaire!

Hermione is a fantastic Esc Hero who is out there doing her own thing and making a positive difference in the world as well. Sh...

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Hermione Taylor
Charlie Walker
Charlie Walker and the four-year cycling trip

Charlie worked as a journalist for the travel section of The Express. Fed up with writing about the amazing places he wanted to...

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Charlie Walker
Matthew McLuckie
Setting up sustainable carbon solutions

Wise words. Thanks for the profile Matt. Best of luck with your venture!"Eventually I decided there are two types of people in ...

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Matthew McLuckie
George Burgess
Running my own business on my gap year

We want to show George's interview to anyone who says, 'I don't have enough experience to start my own business'. We wish we ha...

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George Burgess
Alex O'Byrne
Turning a side project into a full-time business

"Having no money for long periods of time and getting used to uncertainty can be difficult. And starting a company can be isola...

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Alex O'Byrne
Christine Liu Lilwall
Escaping corporate London for charity in Hong Kong

Christine is a true 'Esc' hero. She escaped her corporate Law job and set up an office in Hong Kong for Viva, a charity to gene...

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Christine Liu Lilwall
Phil Bolton
Ex-Deloitte - now Esc's very own escape coach!

Phil used to be a forensic accountant at Deloitte. Esc met Phil to talk about how he helps frustrated corporate professionals t...

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Phil Bolton
George Whitefield
Life's a Party for Sharky and George

Sharky and George broke free from their corporate jobs in the City to take the children's party scene by storm, organising imag...

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George Whitefield
Marcus Watts
From the City to the Congo - GapForce

Read about how Marcus left the world of investment banking to set up GapForce. Getting in early to work to raid the stationary ...

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Marcus Watts
Hannah Needham
Ex-lawyer to This Is Your Kingdom founder

Taking voluntary redundancy from her corporate law firm, Hannah has started 'This Is Your Kingdom'. She is on a mission to 'bri...

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Hannah Wiltshire
Paul Irvine
Swapping recruitment for South America travel start-up

Great story of two friends who made a big decision to move abroad and start their own business. "I did start to question if it ...

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Paul Irvine
Andrew Rogoff
Creating a business, one stag/hen party at a time...

"Eventually I realised that, no matter how hard or late I worked, my salary stayed pretty much the same. The only way to really...

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Andrew Rogoff
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