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Peer Stories

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

"The biggest difficulty is the status change... you are someone, then suddenly you aren't."

Nimble Thompson
Non-executive director

A former director within the education sector, Richard Firth is now a successful consultant and charity trustee. Here, he shares his experiences of 'unretirement'.

Richard Firth
Former director of education businesses, consultant & charity trustee

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"It's made me really think about what I want to do, who I want to do it with, and how to be more direct in putting myself out there"

Jill Clancy
Consultant, founder of Jill Clancy Ltd

Nigel Wainman is a former partner with international accountancy firm RSM. Hear how he built his portfolio of trustee roles – including cold calling charities!

Nigel Wainman
Charity trustee and consultant

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"By getting into the minds of the people you are trying to help, you can also understand how they will value you in their organisation"

Jo Fletcher-Lee
Business growth consultant

"A lot of people when they start out... greatly over value what they have to offer"

John Watson
Former MP, consultant with a non-executive portfolio

Ranjit Arora shares tips on finding consultancy work and trustee roles when you don’t have a strong network.

Ranjit Arora
Consultant and author of "Managing the Multi-Cultural College"

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"I say yes to things I would have once shied away from because I didn't really know who I was, and now I'm embracing the challenges"

Bernadette Byrne
Consultant; former company director; trustee

"Just as all other things on the high street, the business has had to evolve over time"

Sara Hughes
Independent retailer, selling a stylish collection of vintage and new furniture, accessories and other homeware

"Many students have decided to do a management degree... what we need to do is to make that come alive."

Professor Nigel Lockett
Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University Management School