The Launch of Outset East Dorset

Outset, the pre-start and startup programme from YTKO, has launched across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch as part of The Dorset Business Growth Partnership.

Support, worth up to £13.4 million, is being made available to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across Dorset and the Dorset Business Growth Partnership was launched in June to help SMEs based in the county become more competitive.

The three-year SME Competitiveness programme is funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund and led by the not-for-profit business support company WSX Enterprise and Dorset Growth Hub and brings together a consortium of specialist business support including YTKO and our award-winning Outset and GetSet for Growth programmes.

Outset is a uniquely versatile programme, based in our Enterprise Hub in Bournemouth, that delivers pre-startup and business startup support across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Together with our GetSet for Growth programme for ambitious companies looking to take their business to the next level, our fully-funded services will help you set up and grow your business through a combination of workshops, online resources, and 1:1 advisor support.

Our other partners organisations for the scheme include Dormen Mentoring, the Arts Development Company, Silicon South, WSX and Bournemouth University – giving ambitious businesses a bespoke client focussed support across Dorset.