In just under two years, Outset Swindon has already had an incredible impact on the local community. Since May 2013, the service has provided support and guidance to over 1,200 clients, resulting in the creation of 170 new businesses and 191 new jobs in the area.
Other key highlights include:
£177,857 gross value added back into the Swindon economy to date.
£692,000+ estimated savings on benefits payments and taxes generated by new businesses.
49% of Outset Swindon clients are women.
57% Outset Swindon clients live in deprived wards including Central, Eastcott, Walcot & Park North, Mannington & Western.
Outset Swindon supports clients from a range of under-represented backgrounds:
1.6% – Ex offenders
8% – Recently redundant
14% – Carers or single parents
14% – Mental or physical health issues or disability
24% – BMEs or English as a second language
46% – Previously unemployed
Outset Swindon works with clients of all ages:
21% – 16 to 25yrs
7% – 26 to 29yrs
25% – 30 to 39yrs
25% – 40 to 49yrs
15% – 50 to 59yrs
4% – 60+ yrs
Top 5 sectors represented by Outset Swindon businesses:
Professional and business services
Media and creative
Retail, hire & repair
Arts, sport & recreation
Outset Swindon is fully funded in Swindon thanks to the ERDF and Swindon Borough Council.