Big Issue vendor Will Adams has turned his life around after selling the magazine and has now swapped his red tabard for a high-vis jacket at his new security job.
The 31-year-old has become a familiar sight selling the magazine outside Exeter’s O2 store over the last six years but he stopped selling at the end of 2021 after securing a new role with All Elite Security.
Adams has worked at Exeter Racecourse and Exeter City football games as well as Exeter Chiefs rugby matches since he joined the firm.
“It’s been going really well,” Adams told The Big Issue. “I’ve got plenty of work lined up and I’ve met a bunch of people and gained some new friends.
“It’s the start of this career for me and I feel like nothing’s going to stop me now even if Covid does delay things.”
As well as taking on stewarding roles, Adams is also currently studying to work as a bouncer in Exeter.