Outset Swindon and Wiltshire to host 4-week self-employment fair

By Anita Jaynes on 3 June, 2021

Commencing Tuesday, the 22nd June Outset Swindon and Wiltshire are hosting a virtual series of talks and info sessions, The Self-Employment Fair, designed to inspire anyone going through redundancy, unemployment, or looking for a career change.

The event is due to take place every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks, with a range of inspiring keynote speakers across different industries. Throughout the event, attendees will hear first-hand about the journey of starting a business from business owners offering valuable insights into the pros and cons of going it alone. The Self-Employment Fair has been created to equip attendees with the knowledge they need to explore the world of self-employment. 

Following the events, attendees from Swindon & Wiltshire will have the opportunity to access tailored workshops, events and one to one guidance from Outset’s dedicated business advisors.

Chris Beckett from Chippenham, said, “Working with Outset Swindon and Wiltshire has been fantastic. What really impressed me is how Outset supply the course to everyone.”

Derek Tanner, Business Coach at Outset Swindon and Wiltshire said, “Often people don’t know where to begin when considering starting a business, they can find it daunting or simply lack the confidence to pursue their ideas. At Outset we help people to develop the skills and the confidence they need to set up and get started on their own. The Self-Employment Fair is going to be a great opportunity for anyone who would like to learn more about what it might take and the free support we offer.”

During the event, participants will hear from guest speakers from a variety of industries including 3D Printing and engineering, PR and freelancing, food & Drink, and many more. 

Duncan Robinson, Senior Enterprise Advisor, said, “Following a year of unprecedented redundancies and uncertainties, more and more people are looking to start their own business and work for themselves.”

The overall Outset service has engaged with nearly 30,000 individuals leading to the creation of thousands of new businesses and new jobs nationally.  

Outset Swindon and Wiltshire work with residents to help them start their own businesses or explore self-employment via comprehensive workshops, 1-to-1 advice, support and more. 

To find out more about the event and to register, go to: www.outset.org/sefair