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Terry Drake

Terry and TJ Drake

Fore-sight Solutions

Since working with Outset Cornwall we have been able to constantly bounce our ideas off the advisors and our fellow entrepreneurs. We have also been able to gain vital local knowledge on how we can launch our products and services in the South West.

Terry and TJ’s story

That is exactly what Terry and TJ Drake decided to do when their children headed off to University last year, and they have never looked back thanks to their determination to make it work and the support from ERDF Convergence funded programme, Outset Cornwall.

“We relocated to Cornwall from the South East and looked for a support organisation that had people with real business experience. We wanted to work with people who would be smart enough to challenge and validate our business plans. Since working with Outset Cornwall we have been able to constantly bounce our ideas off the advisors and our fellow entrepreneurs. We have also been able to gain vital local knowledge on how we can launch our products and services in the South West.”

Fore-sight Solutions offer a comprehensive and innovative service to Cornish Businesses through sales training and a unique and effective online portal for troubleshooting common IT end-user learning and support questions. The content is delivered in a granular method via a smart search facility. This technology has been used by Blue Chip global companies and now, thanks to Fore-sight Solutions, is available to Cornish Businesses looking to improve their efficiencies. The overall objective of the portal is to reduce the cost of IT support services. Additionally TJ and Terry have the skills and experience to help Cornish businesses sell their products and services smarter and better. Terry says, “We can help our clients become more productive, targeted and profitable; making a direct impact on their top and bottom lines!”

Both Terry and TJ have both had successful careers in sales management and business development, and even seen the launch of a very successful whole foods business in Cambridge. “We have enjoyed all the sessions, and even though we were familiar with some of the content, we got value from all the exercises and presentations. The most memorable parts were analyzing and discussing the business offerings of the other start-ups as this reflection helped us look at our own business differently.” Fore-sight Solutions aims to grow the business slowly, with a main focus on helping Cornish businesses drive up their sales and improve efficiency in the long term.

Terry says – “We wanted to work with people who would be smart enough to challenge and validate our business plan. Since working with Outset Cornwall we have been able to gain vital knowledge on how we can launch our products and services in the South West.”