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Sarah Taylor-Defining Moments

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"I was at university for seven years studying for an architecture degree. Only after I graduated and got a job in a practice did I realise that studying for something is a very different thing to sitting in an office for ten to twelve hours a day, earning money for someone else."....

Nickie Gott-Defining Moments

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"At school I’d always been told I wasn’t an achiever, and wouldn’t actually achieve anything much. When I left I didn’t have much else apart from the gift of the gab. I left school with very few qualifications having failed eight O’Levels. I just did what I had to do to get by in a number of sales jobs...."

John Elliott-Defining Moments

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"Throughout my career I’ve tried different things and have never underestimated the value of luck or being in the right place at the right time. By chance I met someone who wanted a dehumidifier...."

Mark Ions-Defining Moments

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"After university I went to work for a large national recruitment organisation, starting at the bottom. I just wasn’t interested in building an empire. It’s all exceptionally target driven, KPI driven and micro managed and you’re not given the headroom to grow. I thought there had to be more to business than this...."

Simon Pearson-Defining Moments

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"Some London based companies said I was crazy to start my own business in an industrial town like Middlesbrough. I think there’s this stereotype about the North East, its all flat caps and whippets but it’s actually full of fantastic people running professional businesses and people have the wrong perception...."

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