Nathan Lee had became deluded with corporate life working at a large investment bank in the City of London. He had a burning desire to quit the rat race and become an entrepreneur. From his poky flat, he began working on his passion for mens' fashion and founded Natalino, an e-commerce business offering classic menswear.
The question ‘What are you doing for Christmas?’ will open many conversations this December. But for Starling customer Terry Morris, the answer is a most unusual one: together with his wife Liz he’ll be running a festive lunch for 80 people to combat loneliness. “Back in November 2016, we started talking about what to do at Christmas. It would be just the two of us now that the children have grown up and flown the nest. We thought about helping out at a local soup kitchen, but found that they had more volunteers than they needed - an interesting problem...
Hands up if you’ve had anxiety over the question ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ If so, you’re just like Ash Phillips, 29, who founded Yena, a membership organisation for startups. Finding your purpose At school in Bristol, Ash was something of an all-rounder. He was proficient at a lot of things and ambitious too, but, like so many teenagers, didn’t have a burning passion for any one subject and had no clear idea of what career path to follow. “My friend always knew that he wanted to become a doctor. I envied that. For me...