About us

Outset and Outset Finance

Outset and Outset Finance provides tailor-made business start-up and access to finance support to individuals in certain parts of the country thanks to funding by the European Regional Development Fund and other local-specific funders. Elsewhere, you can access similar help though our Outset Online online-learning programme.

They are part of the YTKO Group, which has a long track record of delivering highly successful business start-up, finance and SME growth support services in the public sector. Our business is to make a difference for all our clients. Many of our services have won national and international awards and commendations, and we have supported well over 15,000 entrepreneurs and business in the last decade. We’re proud that half of our clients across all these support services are women.

Outset Online

Outset Online is our online-learning programme that’s designed with all the essential tools and knowledge needed to start a business. It includes over 140 video tutorials, a range of different downloadable guides and templates, interactive quizzes and activities for putting learning into practice, user-friendly calculators that take the pain out of financial planning plus a complete online business plan builder

The Outset Foundation

The Outset Foundation is an independent UK charity dedicated to relieving poverty by supporting enterprise and skills development services across the UK. This includes those helping people struggling to find employment, and helping small business grow to create more local job opportunities.

Contact us

Bournemouth, Poole, and Christchurch

E: eastdorset@outset.org
T: 0800 756 0811
W: eastdorset.outset.org

Bristol and South Gloucestershire

E: westofengland@outset.org
T: 0800 917 9324
W: westofengland.outset.org

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

E: cornwall@outset.org
T: 01209 311 063
W: cornwall.outset.org

Exeter, Plymouth, and Torbay

E: startupandgrow@outset.org
T: 0800 587 7707
W: startupandgrow.outset.org

Huntingdonshire

E: huntingdonshire@outset.org
T: 0800 032 7851
W: huntingdonshire.outset.org