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Enforcement to early years: Meet the former police officer introducing toddlers to sport

Keith Smith spent 30 years in the Police service, adhering to strict and often unsociable shift patterns instructed by superiors. On retirement, Keith was ready for some freedom in his working life and the flexibility to adapt to his family commitments, he said:  “My decision to work for myself after retirement, rather than seek an …

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Building a buzzing business: Meet the sisters that are doing it for themselves and the planet

Going into business with your sibling can be risky territory for some, but the benefits can be huge for the whole family. Colette and Charlie Webb are proof that, when two sisters share a vision and match each other’s energy and skills, it makes for a successful start-up recipe.   It was in June 2019 that …

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KIRSTY SHANNON BLOG

Sky Is the Limit for Former Police Officer-turned-Vaccination Site Manager. 

Meet Kirsty Shannon.   Kirsty, a former Police Inspector, worked for Hampshire Police for over 30 years (30 years and 10 months to be precise!), completing her service and retiring in June 2020. All Kirsty knew was the Force – joining up when she was just 19 years old – but upon completion of her thirty …

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NHS Couple Finds Perfect Ice Cream Parlour in Pursuit of Work/Life Balance

Helen Langton, a secondary school teacher for 12 years, and her partner Matthew Altham, an Emergency Care Assistant for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust, were seeking pastures new – a business venture where they could creatively apply their skills in the pursuit of a better work/life balance. “Matt was looking for a work life …

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Transition Support Networking Group: Network with peers from across the emergency services community

Preparing for Career Transition X-Emergency Services (X-ES) is a social enterprise provider working for the benefit of the emergency services community and their families. Founded and run by military counterpart X-Forces Enterprise CEO & Chairman, Ren Kapur MBE and Martin Wing, and former Senior Police Officers, Gavin McMillan and Richard Rowland, the board have a …

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