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Peer Stories

Inspirational, informative and always insightful stories from people using their skills in 'unretirement'

"I am fired up about this new business and I feel really engaged with something again"

Douglas Adamson
Executive Chairman at Anthropods & Co Ltd and Chairman of the Trustees at Settle Stories

"The mentors gave me confidence to explore new avenues, particularly around funding. They introduced me to people outside my networks"

Zandra Moore
CEO and Co-Founder, Panintelligence

"You may not get direct remuneration, but you never know where it will lead"

Keith Madeley
Non-executive director, chairman, visiting fellow and Yorkshire ambassador

"Volunteering can widen your networks"

Kate Hainsworth
CEO Leeds Community Foundation

"Keep your eyes open for new opportunities and keep in touch with the headhunters"

Nimble Thompson
Non-executive director

"Leaving the law meant losing my identity and status"

Oliver Barnes
Former lawyer and artist

"Unexpectedly blogging about retirement was enormously gratifying"

Don Ezra
Author on retirement

"Don’t let anybody stop you from continuing working"

Margaret Bills
Clinical support worker and volunteer at prestigious cricket and football matches

"For the first time I feel I found purpose and really want to achieve change for people who experience bullying in the workplace"

Nicki Eyre
Founder, Conduct Change

"At one point I was only talking about my husband and his disability and I knew I had to do something for myself"

Jackie Martin
Carer and former cabin crew manager