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Steve Ellis
Steve: ex-banker to university lecturer

Steve's moment of truth: "Waiting on a platform with hundreds of others on a dark and cold morning for an expensive, crowded tr...

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Steve Ellis
Shazia Mustafa
Founder of Third Door

Shazia used to work at the BBC and Nokia but always wanted to work for herself. It's often said that successful start-ups are f...

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Shazia Mustafa
Patrick Cushing
Recycling start-up in Chicago, USA

"The only person you need to answer to is the one in the mirror. Why would anyone continue to do something that had a negative ...

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Patrick Cushing
Nicola Taylor
Ex-equities broker to fine art photographer

In 2010 I quit my city job as an Equities Broker and went to Art School. I'd never considered myself creative but I now make my...

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Nicola Taylor
On Purpose
Ex-McKinsey social entrepreneur

Tom is the founder of an exciting social enterprise leadership programme called On Purpose. He is an ex-McKinsey management con...

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Tom Rippin
Susie Lawrence
Esc Coach Susie on doing her own thing

Susie was one of the first people to reach out to Escape the City and explain how she helps unfulfilled corporate high-fliers f...

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Susie Lawrence
Louisa Blackmore
Ex-hedge fund worker on starting out alone

Louisa escaped from the heart of the city... she used to work for a hedge fund and (before that) a magic circle law firm. She h...

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Louisa Blackmore
Megan Russell
Out of corporate and into MTV

Read about how Megan made the leap from her management consulting graduate programme to an exciting position working at MTV in ...

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Megan Russell
Teddy Watt
Running a clothing start-up

Teddy Watt Founder of Darzi Clothing, Store it all Ltd and over seas director for Flexi Pump talks about his escape and the 5 y...

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Teddy Watt
Will Snell
On running my own social enterprise

Will was kind enough to be the special guest at one of our first Esc Wednesdays. He has also shared some fantastic advice based...

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Will Snell
Guy Edwards
Life at an eco-lodge in South America

Guy is involved in some really interesting projects in South America. He writes an influential blog on climate change in South ...

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Guy Edwards
Marc Harris
Marc on starting africaodyssey.com

Marc has made a huge success of www.africaodyssey.com and still looks forward to getting up and going to work everyday 10 years...

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Marc Harris
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