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North and East Bristol Support offers opportunities for the events industry

During the 2020 pandemic lots of industries were hit quite severely, but for the events industry, the effects were devastating. That was when Bristol Events and Project Manager, Katie Dane, found herself at a crossroads. With a lot of uncertainty ahead, she decided to take the brave steps out into the world of self-employment.
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Outset Swindon and Wiltshire open up a world of opportunities for people looking for their next career move

Commencing Tuesday 22 June, Outset Swindon and Wiltshire are hosting a virtual series of talks & info sessions, The Self-Employment Fair, designed to inspire anyone going through redundancy, unemployed, or looking for a career change.
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Entrepreneur uses lockdown to fill in the gaps at Unholy Bagels

Whilst hospitality is one of the industries worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, a Leyton-based entrepreneur has revealed how he has used lockdown to re-shape his Unholy Bagels business to bring a little piece of New York to London.
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Week of events to celebrate International Women’s Day hailed a great success!

YTKO is delighted that over 230 women were able to enjoy the special events we ran last week around International Women’s Day (IWD) this year!  The taster sessions were organised by teams across a range of programmes including Accelerating Women’s Enterprise, Enterprising Women, Building Growth South West, Outset and GetSet for Growth Ranging from yoga to mindfulness, PR to photography, the...
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New Partnership offers affordable legal advice for SMEs

YTKO has joined forces with innovative legal company, LawBite, to offer a variety of legal services for our Outset, GetSet and Enterprising Women clients.
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Bev Hurley, YTKO CEO, encourages businesses to lead the way to a fairer, more sustainable recovery

At a recent event, TechSwindon Summit, Bev Hurley, CBE, CEO of YTKO, presented to a virtual seminar to over 50 businesses, outlining the need to further build their resilience to remain sustainable in the future.
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Flagship business support programme launches in Swindon & Wiltshire

YTKO has been selected to provide business support services to entrepreneurs across the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Area Partnership (SWLEP), through its award-winning Outset programme. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the new programme, ‘SME Competitiveness’ will involve partners from SetSquared, Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council, under the stewardship of the Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub. The Outset service will provide...
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Outset was launched in 2009 to address the huge gap in support for disadvantaged clients and those living in our deprived communities to transform their lives through starting a new enterprise. Since then, more than 30,000 individuals have engaged in the programme, and it has won many national and international awards. Now providing a range...
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Outset marks International Women’s Day 2020

Earlier this month Outset events took place in Cornwall, Bournemouth and Plymouth to mark what has become a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The first International Women’s Day (IWD) gathering took place in 1911 and was supported by over a million people. It has continued to grow exponentially...
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YTKO has the winning formula in the West

We were delighted recently to have swept the board at the recent Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ awards in Bristol, with clients from the GetSet for Growth and Outset programme represented in every category including Female Founder, BAME Leader, Contribution to Community and Young Person in Business. Ones to Watch Awards 2020...
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Award-winning OutSet Start-Up service launches in London

We are delighted to announce the launch of our first OutSet Start-Up service in London, in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. YTKO has been delivering publicly funded start-up, sustainability and scale-up support since 2003, at local, regional and national levels. Since 2009, our support for early stage businesses (pre-start and up to two years...
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