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Frank worked for Goldman Sachs and Nick worked for KPMG then Innocent. Having met at uni, the two friends then set up Poncho no. 8 - it now has a turnover of over half a million pounds per annum and employs twelve staff.

Kelvin started up FoodCycle, which combines surplus food and a free kitchen space to create nutritious meals and positive social change. We all know how much food is wasted in the food retail industry, and we also know how many people can't afford to put a meal on the table.

Sharon and Eliza, after leading successful careers in strategy, marketing and advertising for some of the world's biggest financial brands, are escaping the corporate life - to reinvent the corporate lunch. "Aunty Junes" is a new Asian street-food experience catering to the changing habits of the traditional British office lunchtime consumer.

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