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This is the War Stories project.

I asked six people from very different backgrounds about their careers, centred around two simple questions: "How did you get where you are, and what did you learn along the way?"


It’s a pleasure to introduce you to Amy Lynch this month. She’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion at ThoughtWorks, a global consultancy company with one of the most diverse workforces I’ve ever come across.

Mark Goodfellow is a Project Manager with a difference. He’s helping to bring Electronic Patient Records to people on the front line of the UK’s National Health Service. He’s also allowed to don the uniform and be on that front line as a qualified nurse himself. He has several desks, each reflecting his different roles and experience.

Jennifer Williams covers political and social affairs news at the Manchester Evening News, as Social Affairs Editor. She’s broken important stories around failings of the National Health Service in the northwest of the UK, as well as coverage of the ‘spice’ drug problem haunting Manchester’s homeless population.

This month, I’m chatting with Dr Matthew Jones, Associate Professor of Film Studies at De Montfort University.

I’ve known Stephen for ten years. We met when we both started out with careers in consulting, working for one of the world’s largest consulting and outsourcing companies.

In this episode I talk to Martin Bryant, Community Editor at Tech North, and previously Editor In Chief at The Next Web.