Sue Shackleton, Director of EasyRead Time Teacher Limited recently gave an inspirational presentation and talk to around 60 attendees, entitled ‘Time is of the Essence’ at the Malvern Festival of Innovation.
The Festival is the Annual Flagship Event organised by Innovate Malvern CIC, which promotes all aspects of innovation at a grass-roots level. It is an annual event held in various venues in and around Malvern. Their aim is to encourage engineering and technology companies to flourish by interacting with the local community, and drive creativity in business and enterprise through networking activities and local collaboration. This was the sixth edition and attracted speakers and participants from around the UK.
Sue’s talk took place at the Coach House Theatre, Malvern. She covered such topics as: What it’s like to start and grow a niche international business. How you can work across time-zones to manage the design, manufacture and delivery of a product. And how e-commerce like eBay and Amazon both help and hinder business growth. Another occupant of Link Business Centre, The Friday Beer Co, provided the liquid refreshments at the event, serving bottles of their latest ales.
EasyRead Time Teacher Limited is a family business dedicated to helping children and adults overcome the problems encountered when learning to tell the time on analogue clocks. It was started by Sue’s brother, Roger Shackleton, who is based in Sydney, Australia. Sue joined him to develop the business in the UK & Europe.
Sue and Roger’s hard work, enthusiasm and faith in their products are an inspiration to any budding entrepreneur. The Company is going from strength to strength – it’s turnover has doubled year on year – and Sue is expecting this year’s turnover to hit one million pounds.
EasyRead Time Teacher designs have been so successful that the clocks are now available in Europe, Australasia and North America, from Amazon, eBay and an increasing list of other outlets.