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Happy in your own company?
Happy in your own company?
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Of all the challenges you’ll face in starting your own business, loneliness may be the hardest to cope with, says Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man and Quest’s self-employment guru
Street food start-ups
Street food start-ups
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As a nation, we are big foodies. Whether we are gorging on TV shows like MasterChef or The Great British Bake Off, or queuing up to try the new healthy juice bar in town, everyone wants good food and they want it now. But street food is not only a huge hit among customers looking for a more fun and convenient way of dining, it is also a great way for budding chefs to take the leap into entrepreneurship …
Furthering her career
Furthering her career
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In its first year, the Further Forces programme has helped people from all roles within the Armed Forces to find new careers as teachers of post-16 students. Hannah Payne, currently undertaking a work placement as a lecturer at Hartpury College, is just one of them …
A life lived in colour
A life lived in colour
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Stoll resident and former WREN Mollie Macartney (pictured centre) – still an action woman at 94!
A business to suit you
A business to suit you
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Thinking about starting a business when you leave the Forces? ‘We’re going to look at the differences between being self-employed and running a business,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. ‘They may look like the same thing on the outside, but they’re completely different animals …’
The value of veterans
The value of veterans
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Civilian employers should welcome veterans to their workforce says Ahmed Al-Nahhas, head of the military team at London-based law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp. Here he explains why …
Support, structure, stability … Stoll
Support, structure, stability … Stoll
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When injuries forced Mac to leave Service life behind, he was distraught. Finding himself without a home and needing to regain some stability in his life, he reached out to Stoll …
Antisocial media
Antisocial media
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‘When you start a business, advisors will tell you to use your time to build up a presence on social media,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. ‘After all, it’s free advertising. But are you ready to waste all that time? And are you ready to become public property?’ This month, Steve examines the truth about social media in business …
Is your family leaving the services?
Is your family leaving the services?
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The transition period between the point of activating your departure from the Armed Forces to handing in your military ID card on your final day can be an unsettling time for any Service leaver, but what about the impact it has on your family? Luckily Veterans’ Gateway is on hand with advice and support. Read on to find out more …
Take charge of your transition
Take charge of your transition
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How can you approach your resettlement and transition journey in a successful and positive way? ‘The best and most practical advice I can offer is this: ask for help,’ says Ahmed Al-Nahhas, head of the military team at London-based law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp. And he’s here with some sound advice on how to do just that.

Training See all

TipTop Ski Coaching | BASI level 1 ski instructor exams
TipTop Ski Coaching is not only a ski school but also an instructor training organisation. We offer both private lessons and BASI instructor training and exams.
International
New College Durham | Accountancy & Book Keeping
New College Durham offers an excellent portfolio of more than 50 university-level programmes, including foundation degrees, honours degrees, higher apprenticeships and professional qualifications in a range of subjects.
North East

Jobs See all

HGV2 Trunking Driver | Driving & Transport ManagementHGV TransportTransport & Logistics
We have various clients around High Wycombe and the surrounding area whom are seeking HGV2, HIAB and Moffatt Drivers. Any of these licences are accepted.
Pyramid Recruitment

Univeristy See all

Bucks New University | Distance Learning
At Bucks New University, we offer a range of specialist postgraduate and professional programmes, many of which can be studied flexibly to help fit your qualification around your professional and personal commitments.
International
University of Bolton | Computing & IT
You can join the 82% of former UK armed force members that find employment with the support of Greater Manchester’s No.1 university.
North West