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I came back a very different person in the sense that I was able to come to terms with what I had and being able to discuss it with other people, whereas beforehand, I hadn’t really spoken to anyone about it.

“While away I began to feel anxious about future destinations and their accessibility. I would research for hours to find any information available. One particular incident was at the Galapagos Islands. I had always wanted to visit but nerves overtook excitement and meant that I spent most of the trip looking forward to being back on the mainland. “That became quite a problem because visiting new places made me feel anxious. I just always felt that travel should never be like that; travel should be an enlightening experience. “While I faced these challenges, I still had an incredible time away; meeting new people and seeing new places really gave me a lot of perspective. It helped me come to terms with my condition and it was a real healing experience in terms of appreciating what was important to me and the things that I did have. “I came back a very different person in the sense that I was able to come to terms with what I had and being able to discuss it with other people, whereas beforehand, I hadn’t really spoken to anyone about it.” Reinvigorated by his experiences, Angus was determined to create a company that would remove the pain points from travelling for individuals with disabilities, so that more people could take back control and enjoy travel to its life-affirming fullest. Pathways into business His next aim was to source financial support and guidance through business accelerators, and start acting on his grand ideas. In these environments, Angus would be around other

entrepreneurs, sharing ideas and connecting with mentors who could coach the mindset he needed. What began as a blog where people could exchange travel experiences and advice, soon became an accommodation booking platform based on individual access requirements. By 2016, this offering had expanded to premium accessible coach trips and escorted tours.

their lives since they had become disabled, and who’d not been able to engage with society. They then said that booking a holiday with Limitless Travel and travelling with us gave them their confidence back and made them feel normal for the first time since they’d been disabled. “I set up the business to use travel to give people their life back and to enable them to overcome their problems. That’s really why you do it, and it makes you forget about the smaller problems and you realise that there’s a much bigger picture out there,” he reflects. Last year, the company ran five trips, a tally that Angus hopes will rise to 25 in 2018, which should see 500 people travel with Limitless Travel over the next 12 months. The company and its overwhelmingly positive story were thrust into the limelight recently, as Angus claimed the Entrepreneur for Good award at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Birmingham 2017. Life as an entrepreneur The achievements of Limitless Travel are all the more impressive for Angus, post-diagnosis, whose assessment of business challenges

For me, the real reason we enable people is through our branding and through our company, our ideals and our aspirations. Today, Limitless Travel is disrupting the tourism industry by offering a handrail to disabled individuals who want to step out and explore the world, confident that their requirements will be understood and that support will be there when it’s needed. “We take care to support people as much as possible while they’re away. We do this logistically in terms of finding and researching destinations, organising the transport, the hotel, and organising support care if required. “For me, the real reason we enable people is through our branding and through our company, our ideals and our aspirations. We try to inspire people as much as possible; our mission is to revolutionise travel for people with disabilities and we engender that in the way we talk to our customers.” Enabling individuals to reconnect with a life they may have felt isolated from, is central to spirit of Limitless Travel and what really matters to the 29-year-old entrepreneur and his team. “On some of our first trips, we had customers on board who felt that they’d lost 42

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