Why he came on the Programme
I wanted to learn more about setting up a business and felt I needed to build my confidence in my own abilities. I wanted to ensure that I had not overlooked anything and was interested in meeting other people that were considering self employment as well.
How has the programme helped him?
The programme has given me a great deal of support. It has increased my confidence and created a real buzz with getting my business idea off the ground.
What are his key achievements?
The fact that I have actually started my own business and within a couple of months have secured clients. I feel a real sense of achievement that I did it as there is part of me that wants to do everything at the one time but part of me that holds back so the fact that I have started has given me such a boost.
Where he is now compared to start of programme
I am still self employed and feel I have got the control back. I can work my business around other things in my life as I have more flexibility and a better work/life balance. I feel that I have got my direction back.
How he found the support from AEA?
The support has been excellent. Kerry was always there to listen and even now after completing the programme I feel that I still have that support mechanism. I could not have done it without the support.