17 October 2014

Getting to know...the lovely people at 'Outset Torbay!'


This week we are taking over 'Torbay People' on Twitter (@TorbayPeople) to promote the bay and find out what treasures we have here! We have decided to do an interview a day...to get to know the people in our bay a little better! Our last interview of the week is with all the girls (and one man!) from the 'Outset' team, in Torquay! 

Hi Girls....and Lone Man! (He must love that!) ;)

We are excited to get to know you! We hope you are ready for our interrogation...

*Shines a giant torch in all of their faces*....

For people who don’t know you…what exactly is ‘Outset?’ When did it start? 

Outset is probably the best business start up support organisation in the world!
We arrived in Torbay in October 2010 (it's our 4th birthday this month!), and we provide face-to-face support, workshops, events and more for anyone in business, or thinking about starting a business, in Torbay. And it's all free!

Amazing! We love Outset, and can't believe you do this for free! What do you love most about working at ‘Outset?’

Definitely seeing people's confidence and business ideas grow. It's the people that come through the Outset programme who make every day unique!

What has been the hardest thing about working for Outset?

Facing the ongoing challenge of finding funding so that we can continue to do what we do.

The lovely Outset Team!

Who are your role models, and why?

Our clients. They continually inspire because it takes big challenge to take the leap into self employment.

As previous clients ourselves...you are welcome! Ha! If you were Queens of Torbay for one day, what would you do and why?

Ted (our lone male in the team) may prefer to be King, but given this power for the day we would make Torbay a little prettier! Suggestions included opening up the river that runs through Fleet Walk or regenerating Old Paignton Town

They won an actual shiny award! 

Is there anything you are scared of?


Ooooh - me too. *shudder* Jim said he is scared of 'forward rolls', but not 'swiss rolls'.....If you could teleport ‘Outset’ anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Well the team all have a few suggestions but wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could go and empower people in countries less fortunate than ours to set up businesses.

An Outset networking event - loads of fun, you get food and you can network! Nice!

That is an amazing idea! Now...tell us a random fact about you!

One of us went on a date with Toadfish from Neighbours
One of us has flown a plane
One if us had dinner with Pele
One of us has a daughter who was the face of ‘Angel Delight’
One of us kissed Limahl from Kajagoogoo.
One of us is a literary award winner
One of us used to be a Blue Coat

Lucky Toadfish!

Oh wow! We need a follow up to this interview! 

Back to this interview... Where would you like to be in five years time?

Still here please! 

Yes please! What colour socks are you wearing today?


It's true...we do love Outset xxx

We love Torbay for it’s massive ice-creams, even in the winter What is your favourite thing about living in Torbay?

The fact that wherever you are in Torbay the coast is so near.

Thank you sooo much for letting us interrogate you! We know you are very busy helping lots of businesses set up. We would like to say thank you to Outset for helping us set up our business....without them I doubt we would have had the confidence to take the plunge! So....thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you are thinking of setting up your own business, or just have a business idea and not sure what to do with it - visit Outset! I promise you won't regret it. You even get tea and biscuits!!!