71: Bank Manager to Sustainable Fashion - Career Changer Sara Shaw of Violet

With a background in banking and financial management, fashion is something Sara never thought she wanted to do. Travel, finance, starting again and the value of a great team Leaving school at 16, Sara started out in the travel industry and worked her way up to be the manager of a travel agency. Realising she could go no further she moved to banking and finance. She liked banking as she is quite a methodical and logical person - so enjoyed organising and sorting through problems. She started...


70: Behind the scenes in setting up a cafe and restaurant with Paul Rawlinson from Baltzersens and Norse

How do you set up a cafe and restaurant with zero experience? This was the question I had for Paul Rawlinson, formerly a Platoon Commander and Training Officer in the British Army.  I interviewed Paul in the new premises for his Scandinavian inspired restaurant, Norse, in my home town of Harrogate (North Yorkshire, UK). Upstairs Downstairs Norse used to share a small kitchen in the basement of Baltzersen's, Paul's successful (and also Scandinavian inspired) cafe. Service prep during the day...