As part of our Launch of Connect Publications this month we gave one lucky person attending the event a full page business profile, our lucky winner was Mairead Moriarty of Ashmore Learning solutions so we are delighted to present to our readers Maireads business and where she is at present with it.
Ashmore Learning Solutions evolved from a passion for teaching and a love of all things educational. Having taken early retirement from teaching Home Economics after twenty years in Presentation Secondary School, Milltown, Co. Kerry, little did I think that just over two years later I would be embracing every aspect of the world of business.
Prompted by my experiences in the classroom I design and produce Posters and Jigsaws aimed at improving literacy and numeracy and linking to the print rich environment. These resources are meeting the needs of the multiple intelligences in the classroom. We all learn in different ways and the more variety in presenting information the better so that all learning styles are catered for i.e. Auditory, Visual or Kinesthetic. The initial sales were so exciting, there was such a buzz!! Each new order kept the adrenaline flowing, I wanted this to continue. A whole new world of business experiences was opening up to me.
Ashmore Learning Solutions is now supplying these educational resources in English and Irish throughout Ireland. Schools or individuals can order and pay on line, delivery by courier reaching them in one to two days. It is my hope that not only schools benefit by using these quality resources but also parents and families by introducing them to their children from an early age.
Future plans, well anything is possible, the business is developing at a pace that suits me and in my time. I am now working on a challenging project to develop the business overseas. I think that no matter what stage you are at in life it is never too late to change direction and explore new avenues and career paths. If you have a business idea, follow your dreams and remember that “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart” (Sr. Thomas Watson)
Mairead can be contacted on the below details for more
information on her products