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YTKO and J.P.Morgan: Growing Small Business and the Economy in London

YTKO Group’s growth and investment readiness service, GetSet for Growth provides an invaluable service for small businesses seeking expansion. Over the past 18 months, the East London programme has helped support over 500 businesses and created over 200 local jobs. Not only this, but these businesses have also been able to access over £500,000 of funding.

A 30-year track record of successful business acceleration, working with companies of all sizes and from a wide range of sectors, led to YTKO’s forward-thinking collaboration with J.P. Morgan. This partnership ultimately resulted in the creation of the GetSet for Growth East London programme, geared toward helping businesses overcome the two biggest challenges to growth, access to finance and business development.

“We started our collaboration with J.P. Morgan in Bournemouth back in 2013, and that pilot programme went so well that we brought it to East London,” says Bev Hurley, CBE, CEO of YTKO. “J.P. Morgan wanted to fund the same project in East London because they could see the need there.”

Since the East London project began back in 2015, local businesses have been benefitting and growing as a result of this tailored support. “Our experience with GetSet for Growth London has been 10/10. All off the staff are friendly, passionate, knowledgeable and prompt and I would definitely recommend GetSet for Growth London to other business owners.” says My Gammies Ltd. business owner and GetSet client, Rebekha Gooden.

Watch the full video below about how this collaboration is giving thousands of small business owners in East London the skills and confidence to make it. You can find out more here.