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Peer Stories

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

"I made a conscience decision to do something different and go digital"

Phil Hopkins
Travel and Arts Editor Yorkshire Times

"Initially I didn't network in the right places"

Anne Shiels
Organisational development consultant and Non Executive Director, Newcastle Building Society

"Volunteering gives me a buzz and adrenaline rush"

Barry Beckwith
Active volunteer

"I just didn't know where to go next"

Ranjit Arora

"After leaving Shell I was looking for a focus to do something"

Jim Pearson
Former manager Shell

"I am not looking for a career because I had this but I thoroughly enjoy part-time work and meeting people"

Pam Firth
Administrative support

"To stop work after a 30 year career in the fire service and do nothing is a real challenge"

Turan T. Turan
Founder and Director of Coldsmoking Cookery School

"Understand what executive search is"

John Watson
Former MP, consultant and portfolio of non-executive roles

"I found a great work -life balance"

Julie Gray, founder and chief executive of Corporate Faculty

"I didn't know where it was gonna go but knew I had skills to offer"

Paul McCormick
Founder Opening City Doors