Esc Hero #6: ‘A bit of passion goes a long way’

Esc Hero #6: ‘A bit of passion goes a long way’

Name: HANNAH SPRINGHAM Age: 27 Occupation: TV DIRECTOR, Owns 2 businesses, (soon to be 3!) OK, so Hannah isn’t your typical Esc Hero as she is still in her main job / career. But the fact that a) it is a really interesting career and the fact that b) she is a...
Esc Hero #5: ‘There must be more to it than this?’

Esc Hero #5: ‘There must be more to it than this?’

1. What did you do prior to this? Having graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Business Management, I jumped on the bandwagon and migrated south for the bright lights of the Big Smoke to start making some money. I worked with a specialist IT recruitment...

Escape Diary #3: How to live off £10 a day

Here at Esc we know that one of the biggest barriers to people escaping the city is money. No one knows this more than me. As I wrote in my first blog post, I have a certain amount of money I need to ensure I can escape, until I reach that target I’m stuck. The...
Esc Wednesday #1 – National Geographic Shop

Esc Wednesday #1 – National Geographic Shop

Just a quick note to say thanks to everyone who came to our first Esc Wednesday. What is an Esc Wednesday? Esc Wednesdays are our regular meet-ups in central London. The idea is that we host an after-work gathering of people who are interested in meeting other...
Moscow Success Story: “Esc to the Rescue”

Moscow Success Story: “Esc to the Rescue”

A quick note: Freddie Douglas is the first ever person to successfully apply for a job through Escape the City. A damn exciting moment for us… and a hugely exciting one for him! Good luck Freddie… PS – there are still places for people with strong...
Esc Hero #3: ‘Get out of your comfort zone’

Esc Hero #3: ‘Get out of your comfort zone’

A quick note: Roly Bagnall was one of the first people to get in touch with us when we launched Esc. He left his job in a bank in London to work in micro-finance in India. He has only been in Mumbai for one night (he arrived yesterday) and he sent us this! He is a...
My holiday on the Mongol Rally

My holiday on the Mongol Rally

A quick note: Tom Henry left the world of professional services behind for a few weeks during the summer to take part in this year’s Mongol Rally. ‘A third of the way around the earth, from Europe to Mongolia via a plethora of countries most people...
Esc Hero #1: ‘Don’t ever aspire to be average’

Esc Hero #1: ‘Don’t ever aspire to be average’

A quick note: We have been extremely excited to hear from Justin Miles, and his partner in adventure – John Wilton-Davies, over the past few days.  They represent everything that Esc stands for! The adventure they are attempting is monumental – the first...
3 Lessons in Bravery

3 Lessons in Bravery

1. Tell the world they are wrong (aged 12) httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQmz6Rbpnu0 IF YOU CAN’T SEE THIS VIDEO AT WORK — SORRY — SOME INTRANETS FILTER THEM OUT…  2. Give a lecture on childhood dreams when you are dying...