Richard Inglis is a shining egg-xample of how you can succceed with determination.
The 31-year-old from Wheelton struggled to find a permanent job before starting his own egg delivery business.
Richard won 50 new customers in his first month of trading, including a local pub which orders 10 dozen eggs a week.
The budding entrepreneur now has almost 70 customers and is confident his business can keep growing.
“It was very frustrating not being able to find a job,” said Richard, who has a hearing impairment.
“I kept being told I lacked experience, but all I wanted was a chance to show what I could do.”
He received help setting up the new venture from Remploy, the UK’s leading provider of specialist employment services for disabled and disadvantaged people.
Susan Bradley-White, an employment advisor with Remploy’s team in Lancashire was supporting Richard with his job searching when she heard of an opportunity to start a franchised business selling eggs.
She said: “I’m delighted that everything is going so well for him.
“He has worked very hard to get this venture up and running and he deserves to be successful,” she added.
Richard’s franchised business, Joe Brown’s Egg Round, takes its name from an enterprise established six years ago in Penwortham by Joe Brown, a young man who has Asperger’s Syndrome.
Richard, who combines his new career with being a student at Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL), Lancashire County Council’s adult learning service, has been nominated for the Foundation Learner Award by his tutors.
LAL works in Partnership with Remploy, providing a specialised Remploy Work Club and several other bespoke courses.
To find out more about Lancashire Adult Learning go online at www.lancashire.gov.uk/adultlearning