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How I started my own business – Too Good to Go

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This week, Chris, a MSc International Business grad tells us how he founded Too Good to Go, a social enterprise dedicated to reducing food waste. Read on to find out about his journey and get some useful advice on starting your own business.

About the business:

logo-tgtg_good-1Too Good To Go is an environmental social enterprise dedicated to reducing food waste. Through our mobile app, users can purchase food from restaurants, cafes, bakeries and other stores that would otherwise be thrown away at the end of the day for massively discounted prices.

As of March 2017, we’re active in six European countries: UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland. Together we’ve amassed over one million users and diverted over 400,000 meals from landfill – all in the space of 18 months. It’s been a rollercoaster of a journey, and one that’s well worth sharing!

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How volunteering led to my ideal job

Rachel Wylie has just finished her BA in Geography at the University of Leeds. Here she explains how her involvement in volunteering throughout university not only helped her discover her passion, but also helped her land a job after graduation.

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Volunteering has opened so many doors for me through my time at university, and has led me directly into an incredible job as a women’s outreach worker; here is how it happened.

I got involved in fundraising during my second year of university when a friend decided to start her own charity group for women in the criminal justice system. This was totally out of the blue but she asked me to get involved and so I found some time alongside my studies Continue reading

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