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ERDF projects win European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2012

(02/05/2013)

ERDF projects win European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2012

The Outset project, from the UK, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize and was selected for its unique approach to supporting start-ups by helping society’s most vulnerable groups to find work through self-employment and enterprise. The Outset service was developed in Cornwall through the ERDF Convergence commissioning approach, before being  successfully replicated in the South West Competitiveness area and elsewhere in the UK . In the last three years alone, Outset has created over 1200 new businesses and 1400 new jobs, and enabled these disadvantaged and under-represented groups raise over £1m in finance. Many of these not for profit programmes have been funded by ERDF.  The latest stats, success stories and evidence are here: www.outset.org   

http://www.convergencecornwall.com/what-is-convergence/news.php?id=1896

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/best-practices/european-enterprise-awards/2012/index_en.htm

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