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Outset Torbay supporting women into business

The first group of women to take part in Outset Torbay’s women-only Business Start-up workshops has completed the inaugural intensive 8-week programme.

Outset Torbay, the local business start-up support programme that provides free, practical training and mentoring to people who are under-represented in business, ran the workshops (with free crèche facilities) for local women who wanted to explore self-employment.

Helen Harman, Programme Director at Outset Torbay says, “Women are highly under-represented in business and we want this to change! Self-employment is a daunting prospect for most people, but women often face additional barriers around confidence, family commitments and access to finance. Starting a business can be a viable option for women who are looking for flexible working. We’re delighted that our women-only programme has been so well received, providing a friendly and supportive environment to help build confidence and develop business ideas.”

Lisa Festorazzi, who completed the programme of 16 workshops in Torquay says “This course without a doubt has taken me on a huge journey both professionally and personally…and it’s been down to the Outset advisors and the excellent way they have both delivered the course. I know 100% that had I been in a mixed group I would not be where I am, so the proof needed to show Women supporting Women does work is right here in this room.”











Click here for more information on Outset’s women-only workshops and free start-up support available from Outset Torbay, or call freephone 0800 032 2905.