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Outset Torbay News

Welcome to our news pages, where you can keep in touch with all the snippets from the Outset team.


June 25, 2015

Outset’s Legacy in Torbay

Over the past 5 years, Outset have worked with more than 2,000 Torbay residents, helping them explore the possibilities of self-employment and entrepreneurship. Many of these individuals were facing circumstances which made it harder for them to access mainstream work – whether through unemployment or redundancy, personal health problems or caring responsibilities. As a result […]


May 11, 2015

Update on the future funding of Outset Torbay

Our European Regional Development Fund co-financed provision will end on 30th June 2015


April 13, 2015

Setting the benchmark: £3.36 value for every £1 invested in Outset

Outset, the award-winning business start-up support service in Torbay and across the South West region, delivers a return of £3.36 of social, economic and financial value for every £1 invested, according to a recent independent evaluation by NEF Consulting, leading experts in the field of impact assessment.


March 3, 2015

Government Minister pledges support for Outset Torbay project

GOVERNMENT minister Iain Duncan Smith has pledged his support for a Torbay business support organisation whose future is under threat, during a visit to Torquay last week.


February 18, 2015

Outset Ambassadors: Business start-up support that keeps on giving

Starting a business for the first time can be an unsettling experience, with lots of new obstacles to navigate. Being able to talk to someone who has been through that same experience can make a huge difference for new business owners, often providing a much needed confidence boost.


Outset celebrates business milestone

Local business support organisation Outset Torbay is celebrating its 300th business to launch in the bay, just as the Outset programme nationally reached the milestone of supporting the creation of more than 4,000 new businesses and 4,435 new jobs around the country.


February 10, 2015

Eighth annual Business Excellence Awards open for business

The 2015 South Devon Business Awards have officially launched, calling for local businesses to enter the prestigious annual awards.


December 15, 2014

The 12 days of…Outset Torbay!

Take a look at Outset Torbay’s very special Christmas message.


November 5, 2014

An enterprising day for Torbay

A free one-day event to help aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners start or grow their own businesses will take place later this month at Torre Abbey, during South Devon Enterprise Week (17-23 November).


October 30, 2014

Food & Drink Business Event

Are you planning to open a food or drink business,  or do you already run a café, shop or restaurant? Then this FREE event is for you! You’ll find out about the business skills support and start-up finance available in Torbay, training options for you and your staff, plus you’ll gain valuable insights from Torbay […]


September 4, 2014

Bay businesses prosper thanks to funded support

Businesses in Torbay are flourishing thanks to an organisation working to help create sustainable new enterprises in the Bay.


September 3, 2014

Self-employment: is it “job done”?

In this comment piece, Peter White, YTKO Founder and Chairman, discusses why mainstream enterprise creation now needs greater public support, as it provides greater employment for our national and local economies.


August 26, 2014

Working from home made easier thanks to government reforms

The government has simplified the rules to support home-based businesses, giving entrepreneurs greater freedom to start and grow a business from their home.


July 29, 2014

A first for local artist with unique perspective

A collection of unique artwork by local artist Kelvin Coles will have its first gallery exhibition at The Gallery on Belgrave Road, following a growing interest in the artist’s uniquely intricate work.


July 15, 2014

Vince Cable celebrates 3,000 UK businesses created through national Outset service

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable hosted a ceremony at Westminster Conference Centre, celebrating the creation of over 3,000 UK businesses with the support of the Outset service.


May 27, 2014

Women get Ahead in Business

The Ahead for Heights female entrepreneurship conference, aimed at women who are serious about growing their business, brought world-class speakers and game-changing workshops to almost 100 Devon-based businesswomen at the Buckfast Abbey conference centre in Buckfastleigh on Wednesday 14th May.


May 7, 2014

Gro Company founder at Ahead for Heights Conference

Founder of South West success story The Gro Company, Ouvrielle Holmes, has been confirmed as the final speaker for Enterprising Women’s one-day transformational conference, Ahead for Heights.


April 7, 2014

Outset celebrates 250 new businesses in Torbay

A funded project that helps residents of Torbay to start their own businesses is celebrating the launch of its 250th new enterprise – Motorwise in Newton Road, Torquay.


March 20, 2014

Outset Torbay celebrates award – for second year running!

Business start-up support organisation Outset Torbay has won ‘Business Enabler of the Year’ at the 2014 South Devon Business Excellence Awards.


March 3, 2014

Outset starts up 1000 firms a year, exceeds 3000 jobs

Business support and start-up specialists, YTKO Group, have achieved a major milestone creating 3000 jobs through the company’s flagship Outset start-up programme.