The Outset service was developed in 2009 to prove such perceptions misguided. The service offers enterprise coaching, personal development and business start up training to help unemployed and disadvantaged people from a range of backgrounds to become economically active through self-employment.
An Outset service, running in a city, county, or pan-LEP geography, not only results in hard outputs – more jobs created, more and better businesses built, and quantifiable increases in GVA – but also delivers outcomes such as economic and social inclusion, skills uplift, culture change, and pipeline creation for local finance and workspace suppliers.
It builds on a decade of best practice in reaching and supporting disadvantaged clients and under-represented groups, and has been proven to change cultures, combat poverty, generate wealth and transform lives. A growth strategy without such an inclusive and innovative service will miss a significant opportunity for LEP-wide job and wealth creation.
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