Tag Archives: somerset

Self-Employment in the UK

14 Aug

You might be thinking about going into self-employment but don’t know whether to take the leap, well these facts might give you just the push you need!

4.6 million are working for themselves

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The most common types of self-employment are:

  • Farming
  • Taxi Driver/Chauffeur
  • Carpenter/Joiner
  • Construction
  • Cleaning Services

Just think of all the benefits!

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We know that starting a business can be hard and sometimes you will encounter set backs. Having the motivation to carry
on with or begin your big idea can be tricky. Opportunity Plus are currently offering free Virtual Support to all residents of Devon and Somerset. The Southwest currently has the second highest number of self-employed workers in the UK. If you are looking to become part of that number or think we can help you then please visit our website.

Web: http://www.opsw.co.uk

Mail: info@opsw.co.uk

Tel: 0800 043 2440

The Campus

15 Apr

In this, the second phase of Opportunity Plus South West, we are moving further afield into the rest of Devon and Somerset.  We have been out and about visiting some of the different community centres and groups in the area, it’s been great to see some of the great projects that are out there.

In March we went to have a look around The Campus in Weston-super-Mare.  This council-run centre opened in 2004 and is home to two schools, a Children’s Centre, and a library.  They also have several meeting and conference rooms available for hire.

It was great to see such a well-used centre, it has a real buzz about it and feels very friendly and welcoming.

We will be holding one-to-one appointments at the Campus this Wednesday 17th April for anyone who is interested in starting their own business, or is looking for employment.  If you have a business or story you’d like to share on this blog we’d love to meet you and have a chat as well.  Drop-ins welcome, or call 0800 043 2440 to make an appointment with us.