Outset

We started our award-winning start-up support service, Outset in 2009 to address the gap in support for those living in deprived communities or facing additional disadvantages and barriers. From inner cities, remote rural or coastal communities and left behind places, Outset is committed to achieving social and economic inclusion.

Outset

For more than a decade, our core Outset programme has been acknowledged as best practice for disadvantaged client groups. It has been expanded to include a Fast Track start-up option for more business-ready clients, a specialist Response to Redundancy service and a dedicated Accelerating Women’s Enterprise programme. It provides all clients with the vital knowledge needed for sustainable start-up.
 
With over 30,000 individuals engaged to date and a three year business survival rate easily outstripping the national average, every £1 invested in Outset, generates £4.18 of social, economic and financial value.