Back to school and back to business for Kate Towers

It's back to school time for children across Lancashire and back to business for Blackpool Expo exhibitor Kate Towers.

Kate has not only just become a limited company as Tower Learning Centre where she provides education for all ages but has also taken on the franchise Club Learning that offers new and exciting educational support to students in the community.

She is proud to have helped students from ages six to 85 in her 11 years as a tutor and now has up to 150 pupils a week walk through the doors at the Blackpool centre, with a team of ten staff.

The 55-year-old will be taking part in Blackpool Expo for the first time this month, which coincides with the new school year, to showcase her expertise and her new franchise – Club Learning.

Kate said: “I am looking forward to taking part in Blackpool Expo. I am passionate about my work as an education provider and not only will it be a chance for me to show other businesses what I do, but a lot of them will be parents and back to school time means some parents will be thinking about engaging the services of a tutor.

"I hope I will be able to show them how I could help, whether that is with Tower Learning Centre or Club Learning which offers tutoring at pop up centres with 24/7 online resources. It is great, I am very excited about it and aim to have pop up centres across the Fylde coast and Preston. I have already secured three pop ups – one in Cleveleys, one in St Anne’s and a further one in Preston.”

The mum-of-two, who is originally from Devon, has lived in Blackpool for 12 years, where her husband, Ian is from, with children Charlie, 18, and Lewis, 30.

After 15 years of teaching English and RE at secondary level, she decided it was time for a change in her life and bought into a franchise, Kip McGrath Education Centres, in 2004.

In August 2012, she set up as a sole trader as Tower Learning Centre and from this month has become a limited company.

She said: “It has been a very steep learning curve setting up my own business, and I am still learning along the way – just like it is when I am tutoring someone. I named the business Tower Learning Centre because I wanted the initials – TLC. I feel that is my motto for my work. I do what I do with tender, loving care.” Launch Events North West, will be bringing Blackpool Expo to The Village, Heron’s Reach, between 8.30am and 3pm.