A £1.8m European Regional Development Fund and Torbay Development Agency funded local business start-up programme called Outset Torbay is getting behind a series of events taking place during South Devon Enterprise Week, to help raise awareness and aspiration around self-employment and enterprise.
Outset Torbay, which provides free training to people interested in becoming self-employed, is holding a special business start-up information event for people who may never have considered self-employment before but would like to find out about the free support available to help develop their skills and confidence to start and grow successful, sustainable enterprises.
The lunchtime ‘Come fly with us’ information event, which takes place at 12.15pm on Tuesday 15 November at the University Centre, South Devon College, will introduce Outset Torbay’s free programme of workshops and one-to-one coaching delivered across the Bay, and help people to explore if self-employment is a viable option for them.
Outset Torbay will later host a free informal business networking event at 1pm, which will be open to all people from the local business community, including Outset Torbay’s own clients who, since completing their programme of Intensive Start-up Support and Enterprise Coaching, have gone on to start their own businesses in Torbay.
Helen Harman, Programme Director for Outset Torbay, says, “We’re looking forward to hosting these events during South Devon Enterprise Week. We hope they will help to both recognise the achievements of our local business start-ups and help raise aspiration around enterprise to strengthen our local economy.”
Alan Denby, Torbay Development Agency’s Director of Economic Strategy & Performance, says “Torbay Development Agency and Torbay Council are committed to creating the right environment for enterprise in the Bay, so we are delighted to coordinate the enterprise support programme. Our combined approach to supporting enterprise in Torbay will help raise ambition, promote success and assist the TDA towards its main aim to improve the local economy.”
For further details, or to book your free place at the ‘Come fly with us’ business start-up information event, visit www.outsettorbay.co.uk/fly
To register for a free place at the business networking event, please contact Outset Torbay on freephone 0800 032 2905 or visit www.outsettorbay.co.uk