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Bill Callaghan – Learn4Life Ltd

When Bill Callaghan found out he would be made redundant from his teaching post at a Brixham primary school, he had no option but to reassess his future.

Bill’s extensive teaching career had spanned 28 years; working with children between the years of 4 to 17 across 9 different schools in Torbay.  With this wealth of experience and his passion for learning, Bill started to think about the possibility of self-employment as a personal tutor and coach, but didn’t know where or how to start.

“I came across Outset Torbay at the school where I was working.  They talked to me about the opportunities to find out about self-employment through its programme of free workshops and coaching and I was immediately ‘hooked’!”

Bill’s extensive teaching career had spanned 28 years; working with children between the years of 4 to 17 across 9 different schools in Torbay.  With this wealth of experience and his passion for learning, Bill started to think about the possibility of self-employment as a personal tutor and coach, but didn’t know where or how to start.

It was perfect timing for Bill, who started to develop his business ideas and skills as he completed the free, practical Introduction to Enterprise, and Business Start-up workshops, with local advisors Liz Edwards and Irene Wilson.

“I am indebted to Liz and Irene – I have learned so much about self-employment. Their excellent delivery, knowledge and understanding gave me every confidence that I could succeed.”  Bill completed the Outset programme, and went on to launch his business learn4lifeltd, delivering personalised learning programmes for anyone aged 4 to 99!

Bill now provides tailored programmes for children wishing to pass exams, including the 11+, and works with adults who want to brush up on their skills in Maths and English.  Bill says, “My philosophy is simple – teaching and learning 4 lifelong earning!

“The Outset programme has been invaluable.  Without it I would not have had a clue how to start my own business.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with like-minded people and sharing ideas

to help each other with our business ideas and plans.  It’s been so friendly and supportive and I now have the knowledge, skills, and ongoing support from Outset to make Learn4LifeLtd a success.”

Bill has high ambitions for his new business, and hopes to get his Learn4LifeLtd brand franchised across the country.  “I want all the people who share my vision to create a nation of fitter, healthier and self-confident learners who aspire to lifelong earning through teaching and learning.”

For more information on Learn4LifeLtd visit www.learn4lifeltd.co or call 01803 856840.

Outset Torbay has been funded by the ERDF Competitiveness and Employment programme and Torbay Development Agency which invests in activities that will have a long-term impact on the growth and development of the local economy.