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Deb Capon – Scoffers Buffet Company

The drive to start her own buffet catering business led passionate ‘foodie’ Deb to contact local business start-up programme Outset Torbay for free support to get her business idea off the ground.

Torquay-based Deb had previously dabbled in commercial catering, establishing a small sandwich business; but orders were sporadic and she knew she needed support to develop a profitable business.

“I needed advice on how to adapt my business to make it successful. I was getting enquiries to provide corporate buffets for business meetings, but needed some help to look at where the business was going.”

Deb received one-to-one coaching from her Outset advisor and joined the intensive Business Start-up programme of workshops, where she was able to look critically at her business through market research and analysis of her service.

“Outset Torbay has given me great personal support – I now no longer feel I’m on my own. I’d previously contemplated giving up, but with their support I’ve gained the knowledge and confidence to keep going, creating a viable business.”

Deb launched Scoffers Buffet Company in 2011, providing high quality produce at reasonable costs and already has a solid client base, gaining repeat business.

“I now have a successful, profitable corporate buffet company. Thanks to Outset Torbay have a clear business plan for growth in a tough market.”

For more information on Scoffers Buffet Company visit www.scoffers.net or call Deb Capon on 07789 548164.

Outset Torbay has been funded by the ERDF Competitiveness and Employment programme and Torbay Development Agency which invests in activities that will have a long-term impact on the growth and development of the local economy.

For more information on how Outset Torbay could help you develop your business idea into a reality, please call us on 0800 032 2905, email us on info@outsettorbay.co.uk or visit www.outsettorbay.co.uk