City Councillors visit Outset offices
CITY councillors Lorraine Parker and John Smith visited the Outset Plymouth office to see how the business start-up organisation is working across their Southway Ward.
Outset staff told the Labour politicians the organisation works across 19 locations in the city, including in some “deprived” areas and since June 2010 has supported more than 1,000 budding entrepreneurs looking at self-employment opportunities.
Kevin Kelway, Outset’s marketing executive, said: “We are running open days over the next few months to encourage as many city councillors as possible to see for themselves how Outset is delivering and helping to support a new generation of entrepreneurship in some of the city’s most deprived areas and diverse groups.”
Meanwhile a Plymouth Business Collaboration event is being planned at Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park stadium on Friday, July 20, from 9am until noon.
The free event will feature workshops designed to help businesses break down barriers to growth, access difficult markets, improve skills and new technologies, reduce costs and learn about bid-writing.
Outset Plymouth and Finance is a £1.2 million programmes funded by Plymouth City Council and the ERDF to support people in self-employment opportunities.
Anyone looking for more information on our Plymouth Collaboration Day can contact: www.outsetplymouth.co.uk/events