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See our new Outset Businesses!

Take a look at just some of the brilliant businesses that have been created or supported with Outset Torbay’s free start-up support and guidance:


Name: Virginia Hartley                       FUNK
Business: Funk My Seat.co.uk

http://funkmyseat.co.uk  was born from wanting car seat covers for my VW transporter! I have a background in studying at London College of Fashion back in the 80’s and having a retail stall at Camden Market for some 4 years. I moved back to Devon and re-found my passion for creating stuff in funky fabrics, especially funky car seat covers which protect your seats from sticky fingers and muddy paws, easy to remove and wash in your domestic machine. I have expanded from making front seat covers to making matching rear seat covers, and I take many order requests in customers’ own fabric choices. I also have many UK orders from customers wanting to funk their VW Transporter seats.


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Name: Sue Mutlow IIHHT, MFHT
Business: Positive Steps Reflexology – incorporating baby and toddler reflexology

Reflexology is the technique of apply pressure to reflex areas of the feet to bring about a state of deep relaxation and to stimulate the body’s own healing process.  Great to help with back pain, migraines, digestion disorders, improves sleep, removes toxins from the body, infertility, regulates menstrual cycle, helps with hot flushes/night sweat, strengthens the immune system and more….

Also offering Reiki treatments and from Spring 2015 – exercise classes based on Eden Energy Medicine.
Tel: 01803 391628


Name: Lorraine Littlewood TAG
Business:  Think.Act.Grow.

We are marketing consultants, specialising in helping small businesses to grow their business by getting the best from their marketing budget. We offer a full range of services including design, print, telemarketing, digital design & web, copywriting, low cost fixed price marketing support, and much more. We specialise in new business support and set up.

01803 423 023
07890 720 184



Name: Leela Hope  HopesShop
Business: Hope’s Delicious Bakery and Coffee Shop

Hope’s Bakery and Coffee Shop in Chelston, Torquay provides delicious breads, cakes, savouries, cooked breakfasts, celebration cakes and afternoon teas. Eat in or takeaway.

5 Sherwell Valley Road, Chelston TQ2 6EL
(01803) 390216



Name: Maggie TaylorSugarfix smallLogo
Business: Sugarfix Creative

SugarFix Creative offer a fantastic graphic design service, backed up with high quality print. We provide innovative and effective full service design and branding.  We support your business no matter how small or big, we delight in seeing your business grow and our designs coming to life.Our Small Business Bundle is perfect for those clients who are starting a new business venture, we can also offer guidance and advice, as well as keeping to your all-important budget.

Tel: 01803 226740
Email: studio@sugarfixcreative.com
Web: www.sugarfixcreative.com


Name: Robert Haylor image001
Business: Torbay Discount Card

The Torbay Discount Card connects local independent traders and consumers. The purpose of the Torbay Discount Card is to encourage people to shop locally within the Torbay area to better assist in the development of Torbay.  Our discount cards are usable solely in Torbay and cannot be used or purchased from outside Torbay.  Funds that are raised via the Torbay Discount Card go back into the card and back into the community of Torbay.



Name: David Griffith
Business name: Pennys Hill Design (PHD)

PHD is a Graphic design business for businesses of all types and size, providing high quality designs to promote the individual and their business, from websites to  printed products including corporate stationery. I also supply digital images for people who want to add an advert to their website.  I offer a reliable one to one service with emphasis on high quality and professionalism. All my printed items are printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved papers. My website also offers space for people to advertise their business www.pennyshilldesign.co.uk


Name: Becky Forte                           
Business name: Forever Beautiful

Forever Beautiful is a small, friendly salon offering excellent service and knowledge. We offer affordable, gorgeous glamour with quirky furnishings and a welcoming atmosphere. To book an appointment at Forever Beautiful contact Becky on 01803 200497 or visit the salon at 88 Victoria Road, Torquay.


Name: Mark Lane
Business name: Neffy’s Egyptian Coffee House

Neffy’s is the only Egyptian-themed Coffee bar in Devon, serving a range of fantastic drinks and snacks in an opulent and unusual setting! Mark and his staff constantly try-out new ideas, including the Kings’ rich Belgian hot chocolate range, and Neffy’s is also known and appreciated for stocking gluten-free products. Neffy’s is also developing a new chocolate range, fit for a King, and plan to offer extra services, like themed parties and unique gifts. Visit Neffy’s at http://www.facebook.com/Neffys or at 70 Torbay Road, Paignton.



Name: Julie Alford
Business name: Choice Homehelp

Choice Homehelp is a service based in Torbay for people who are unable to manage tasks around their home for themselves; due perhaps to a disability, long-term illness, recuperation after an operation or an age-related condition. My aim is to enable people to stay independent in their own homes for as long as possible. I carry out a combination of cleaning, laundry, food preparation, light gardening, pet care, shopping and social care. To contact Julie for information about Choice Homehelp email choice.homehelp@gmail.com or call 01803 883112.


Name: Lorraine and Andrew Robson
Business name: Woodacre Construction

Woodacre Construction Ltd  – For all your construction, renovation, extension, conversion and maintenance needs for residential and commercial customers. We have quality tradesmen and we have a passion for building and an even bigger passion for building it right! We have the resources to cover projects of any size, working from quotation and not estimates so, if no changes are made to the original plan, the price you are quoted is the price you pay, no hidden extras! Call Andrew or Lorraine on 01803 551552 or visit www.woodacrebuild.co.uk


Name: Steve Brewer
Business name: Responsible Inventories

Responsible Inventories provide independent and impartial yet comprehensive and responsible residential inventory services to Landlords, Tenants and Agents throughout Torbay. Services include- Full Inventory, Check in, Check out and Periodic Inspections at competetive prices. For more details  please visit www.responsibleinventories.co.uk


Name: Eleanor Stafford
Business name: Designed by Eleanor


Designed by Eleanor  provides a creative graphic design service, working with small businesses to help create a professional identity, integrated through print marketing, including logo, business cards, flyers and advertising. 

Telephone:  01803 212 805
Mobile:  0777 333 9458

Website:  designedbyeleanor.co.uk
Facebook:  facebook.com/designedbyeleanor.co.uk
Studio:  facebook.com/studio181torquay

Studio 181
Higher Union Street
Torre | Torquay | TQ1 4BY


Name: Maciej Fabisch
Business name: Magic Machines

Magic Machines logoMagic Machines specialises in domestic and industrial machinery repairs. Launched by qualified electrician and electronics engineer, Maciej Fabisch. Magic Machines can repair any electronic/mechanical device from domestic vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and tumble dryers to industrial sweepers, floor scrubbers and pressure washers. For more information visit www.magicmachines.co.uk


WR Photography logoName: Will Reddaway
Business Name: WR Photography

WR Photography is the home of creative, dynamic and people-centred photography in Torbay. Launched by young entrepreneur, Will Reddaway, WR Photography endeavours to create an image that encapsulates the very essence of each subject. For more information on WR Photography visit www.wtrphotography.co.uk


Name:  Adrian Bayley and Chris Tookey
Business name:  Systain-able

Systain-able is an organisational resilience specialist focused on systems, behaviour change and participation for sustainability. We identify inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in processes and systems, then help you discover immediate but sustainable solutions that build resilience and protect you from unexpected shocks, such as recession. For more information visit www.systain-able.co.uk


Name:  Jeanette Butler
Business name: Butler Book-keeping and Office Services

Butler Book-keeping offers Record Keeping, Data Entry, Supplier Invoices, Supplier statement reconcilation, Sales Invoicing, Bank Reconcilation, typing estimates/quotes. This can be done on Sage Line 50 or Microsoft Office applications. My hours are flexible to suit your needs and I can come to your office. Reasonable hourly rates. Email Jeanette on butler.ford1@tiscali.co.uk  for more information.


Names:  Jacqui Shaw & Pauline Neal
Business name:  Coralline Health

Coralline Health deliver local expertise providing affordable healthcare to individuals, the self-employed and businesses, helping them to fund the best healthcare and treatment based on their individual needs. We provide private medical plans, Healthcare Cash plans and dental policies.

Coralline Health are appointed representatives of WPA (Western Provident Association) UK’s 3rd largest health insurer. For more information visit www.corallinehealth.co.uk


Name:  Bill Callaghan
Business name:  Learn4Life Limited

Learn4Life Limited provides the best-quality service with uniquely tailored programmes of tutoring and life skills coaching guaranteed to 
provide all the care and support needed for 1-1 or group tutoring in skills, knowledge and understanding from 4 years old to 99 years young! 
 Our motto simply states “Teaching and Learning 4 Lifelong Earning”. Visit www.learn4lifeltd.co for more information.


Name: Chloe Lake
Business name: The Beauty Room at Devon Chiropractic Clinic

The Beauty Room at Devon Chiropractic Clinic offers
specifically designed massage treatments and structured and progressive treatment plans, tailor-made to the client’s pathology, combining a full assessment with self-help programmes.

Holistic massage, Swedish massage, Sports massage, Deep tissue massage, Hot stones massage and Pregnancy massage. Organic Facial treatments, luxury manicures, relaxing pedicures and Shellac gel nails plus the award winning Xen-Tan Spray tanning system. Visit www.massagetorquay.co.uk for more information.


Name: Sallyanne Metcalfe
Business name: Vanity Fur

logo Vanity FurVanity Fur offers the ‘full works’ professional dog grooming service, including grooming to breed standards, health checks, microchipping, and unlimited quality advice and guidance.  Fully qualified and members of  Pet Care Trust and British Dog Groomers’ Association. For more information email Sally at beavercottage@hotmail.co.uk or call 07964 355311.