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Award-winning business creation and growth

YTKO Group is a successful, private sector business with a team of over 100 staff. With headquarters in Cambridge, we have six regional offices in the UK – and we work in the UK, Europe and internationally.


More than 30 years’ combined private and public sector expertise is directed at achieving YTKO Group’s mission, to support the creation and enable the growth of more than 6,000 companies, that together will contribute more than £1 billion per annum to the British economy by 2020.

Our work with some of the world’s most innovative, dynamic and successful private sector businesses informs and under-pins our award-winning public sector work.

YTKO Group’s knowledge and experience, professionalism, value-add and client focus – and most importantly, the results we deliver and the evidence we have gathered – are recognised in the UK and Europe, by start-ups and global corporations alike. We’ve made it our business to make a difference.
How can we make a difference for you today?

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Bev Hurley on the Outset success story

July 24, 2014

As YTKO’s Outset programme celebrated 3,000 businesses launched through the various projects around the country, our CEO Bev Hurley sat down with NewStart magazine to talk about the philosophy and ideas behind the success. Read the full story here.

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Vince Cable celebrates 3,000 UK businesses created through national Outset service

July 14, 2014

Today, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable hosted a ceremony at Westminster Conference Centre, celebrating the creation of over 3,000 UK businesses with the support of the Outset service. Established in 2009, Outset is a not-for-profit, …
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YTKO nominated by SpeedUp! Europe as Ambassador for the UK.

July 9, 2014

YTKO Group, one of the UK’s leading economic development and business support companies is pleased to announce their appointment as Ambassador for the UK for SpeedUp! Europe, a European Commission project for technology entrepreneurs. The European Commission, with its key …
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YTKO appointed as Start Up Loans Delivery Partner to focus on over 30s

YTKO, through its Outset Finance arm, is now a nationwide Start Up Loans Company partner.
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Encouraging a Europe of Enterprise

Bev Hurley panellist at the European Commission’s 2013 SME Assembly in Lithuania

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