Business support

An investment to support under represented entrepreneurs start their own businesses.

The Outset Team
Outset will be investing in people from groups typically under-represented in business. Women, minority ethnic and disabled people are some of the groups under-represented in enterprise across the whole of the UK.  With the right support, many can be helped into creating strong and successful businesses.

YTKO Ltd, a UK-wide economic and business development consultancy, has been appointed to deliver the scheme.  Their programme team, based in Truro, will be working closely with Business Link, the School for Social Entrepreneurs, and a number of other local organisations, and running informal enterprise taster events around Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

Those who want to progress further can then attend a specialist, flexible training programme covering all the key personal and business skills needed for a successful business.

YTKO’s strong track record in supporting business creation is reinforced by the experience of its enterprise team in successfully engaging and supporting new entrepreneurs from all walks of life, and a unique start-up programme that focuses on ensuring the sustainability of new businesses. 

  • 263 people have registered as self employed or started a new business as a direct result of Outset Cornwall
  • 322 jobs created since the start of the programme
  • 62% of Outset clients are women
  • 25% of Outset clients are 50+
  • 20% of clients have a disability or health issue, which may inhibit them from mainstream employment
  • Outset has delivered sessions in almost 30 different areas across Cornwall; as far east as Bude and Torpoint and as far west as the Isles of Scilly

Information on the second phase of this investment can be found here:

Outset 2012-2015

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