About Us

Supporting new entrepreneurs and established businesses from a wide range of sectors

YTKO Group has worked for over 40 years to support the creation and growth of businesses, increasing revenues and ultimately contributing to economic prosperity. We bring a wealth of combined private and public sector experience in supporting new entrepreneurs, established businesses and corporates.

We set out on a mission in our not-for-profit work to support the creation, and enable the growth of more than 10,000 companies who together contribute more than £1 bn to the British economy by 2020.

Before the end of 2019, we had already met out mission goals a year early, and since 2006, we have achieved the following:

Net jobs3,204
Net job years7,706
Economic impacts£281.7 million
Social impacts£66.6 million
Exchequer benefits£74.9 million
Total public sector costs£33.8 million
Return on investment10.30
YTKOUK Businesses (ONS)
3 year Business Survival76.3%59.1%

Enterprise creation and business growth is a journey and YTKO Group has the experience to support businesses at every stage.

At least half of our activity is not for profit, supported through a variety of European, Regional and Local Government funding (e.g. Regional Growth Fund) and philanthropy (e.g. JPMorgan Foundation, Santander).

Through funded/sponsored programmes, we provide a range of services, spanning start-up, scale-up, finance and female entrepreneurship.  We have an outstanding track record of contract management of UK and EU projects. We provide grant, loan and financial management services and deliver tailored training and mentoring programmes for specific target groups, together with creation and management of peer to peer networking communities. We focus on bottom-line results and flexibility in the delivery of our services – after all, we are an SME too.

YTKO generates a Return on Investment of £10.30 for every £1 of funding received

We provide a wide range of business support consultancy for SMEs and larger corporates, from development of business and marketing strategies, operational marketing and financial planning, digital communications and change management. We are happy to work on small projects, as we are to carry out larger, longer-term strategic consultancy or implementation contracts. Innovation, proactivity and integrity are core to our way of working.

Our registered office is in London, and you can also find us in our offices in Cambridge, Bournemouth, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Cornwall and Southampton.

YTKO was unanimously regarded as the preferred bid in terms of demonstrating in-depth knowledge and experience of targeting people from deprived areas, people from ethnic minorities, disabled people, and particular expertise in targeting women from the Enterprising Women project.

Rebecca Colam

ERDF Programme Delivery Team
Department for Communities & Local Government

Contact us

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