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Outset Year Book: 2011

Here are some of our clients who we helped to complete the programme during 2011 and start up their own business.

Kerry Jago and Ant Barrett

Collaboration and working in partnership can be a great way of creating a dynamic and exciting new business. This is certainly the case for photographer Kerry Jago and film and media specialist Ant Barrett whose inspiration came from the realisation that combining their expert experience and ability could be the secret ingredient needed to launching a successful new business.

Liz Spiers

Creating a job that fits more flexibly around a young family is a very common incentive for want to work self-employed or start your own business, and following an eclectic career comprising a nursery nurse, station chargehand, hotel receptionist, working in an art shop, social health at Cornwall Council and also a skin-care manufacturer for Trevarno Organic Skincare, Liz finally found her passion with the help of Outset Cornwall.

Emma Skilton

Emma Skilton has set herself a new rhythm to dance to in business with the launch of her second company in six years. But they couldn’t be more far apart while at the same time being closely linked through Emma’s love of art and design.

Debbie Mulford-Joy

With a passion and drive to use her skills, knowledge and experience to help people overcome hurdles and difficulties and move forward with positivity, health and wellbeing Debbie Mulford-Joy was delighted to discover that Outset Cornwall was just the thing to help her on her own journey.

Pauline Davies

Pauline Davies set up Plus One, which has developed a six-step programme to take into schools to help young people who need support due to emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.

Jenny Bagnall

Working part-time as a Community Relations Officer for the Council of the Isles of Scilly and with a long work-history comprising 13 years in the Royal Navy and 3 years at the Scottish Borders Council, Jenny is no stranger to organisational roles. Having been part of the team responsible for the organisation of the major televised D-Day 50th Anniversary Project in 1994 hosted by the Royal Family and Heads of State, and now organizes high-profile public events on the islands, Jenny admits that she is “an accomplished organizer who excels under pressure and has an innovative approach to problem solving.”

David Wilkins

Facing redundancy can be an unpleasant situation, but for David Wilkins, being made redundant five times during his 20-year career forced him to rethink his career path and start viewing self-employment as a possible option.

Tina Care Willoughby

Ill health took its final toll on Tina in 1997 when she was forced to give up work and take care of herself. Having worked in several sectors throughout her life, she had plenty of experience within offices, bars and catering establishments, but no longer had the physical capacity on a regular basis to maintain a 9 – 5.

Stu Williams

The idea of losing something as precious as your sight is terrifying for anyone. For Stu Williams, this was his reality when illness left him unexpectedly blind, unable to work and wondering which way to turn. For five years, Stu remained unemployed, spending time exploring the world with his new companion, Brett, his friendly and faithful Labrador guide dog.

Lucy Thornton

An Outset Cornwall event in March 2011 inspired Lucy Thornton to take the plunge and enrol on the Outset programme, working on her idea to help small enterprises develop their marketing and social media strategies.

Steve Patterson

We’ve all heard the adage that ‘laughter is the best medicine’, and for Outset Cornwall client Steve Patterson, laughter has provided a unique and smile-raising opportunity that may just help people to achieve their true potential.

Ruth Gingell

Having cut her teeth as an Art Director on well-known television shows, Ruth started to take commissions for interior design projects in London as a sideline that would allow her to exercise her artistic side fully. As well as offering her the creative outlet she so craved, it also proved to her that this was perhaps the direction her career should take.