An interview with a Financial Adviser

Politics graduate Sarah Siddons had a shining career in advertising when she decided to give it all up eight years ago to train as a financial planner. Now, aged 42, she’s left London for West Yorkshire where she runs her own practice. Here’s how she did it…

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An interview with the Head of Legal at a FinTech superstar

Originally from Lancashire, 31-year-old Ahmed Badr moved to London in 2003 to study medicine. But after deciding that medicine wasn’t right for him, he left university to take a year out before returning to study business. Now, seven years later, he’s a qualified solicitor and the Head of Legal at the booming FinTech company GoCardless.

In this frank interview, he reveals how he made those all-important career decisions…

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A day in the life of an R and D Tax Advisor

At 31, Justin Arnesen is already the Director of R&D Tax & Grants for the global consulting firm, Ayming. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, he moved to New Zealand to play football when he was 22, and soon landed a consultancy role with Deloitte. In 2015 he moved to London where he joined Ayming. Here he tells us what a typical day in his job is like…

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Interview with Darren Westlake at Crowdcube

Launched in 2011, crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has more than 300,000 registered investors and has helped more than 421 businesses raise in excess of £200 million in just five years. We spoke to co-founder Darren Westlake to get the lowdown on what life is like as a high-flying entrepreneur.

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What does Brexit mean for the Japanese banking sector?

As Brexit and the City start to shape up, sectors across financial services are signalling how they’re likely to react in the coming months as planning for Brexit becomes a reality. To get the lowdown on what’s happening in the Japanese banking sector we spoke to our man on the inside, Jon Pettigrew MBA, Senior Consultant at Maxus Consultants and adviser to the Japanese business community since 2009.

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