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October 15, 2012

The brief A start-up using technology spun out of Cambridge University, and set up by two Cambridge researchers, had developed a new high precision measurement tool. Fundamental technology developments in their particular field are rare, so the novel technology provided …
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Growing the female economy: Unlocking potential in Peterborough

September 26, 2012

The brief Female business owners represent around 15 per cent of all VAT-registered businesses in the UK. Despite women’s enterprise representing a source of significant economic and job-creation potential, there is a dearth of tailored support for start-up and growth. …
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Developing clusters for vibrant regions: Digital Technology in Norfolk

The brief With the rapid growth of the creative, digital and new media industry in the last two decades, many locations across the UK see local micro and small businesses in this sector as having great potential. Shaping Norfolk’s Future, …
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Inspiration, information and connections for business: Norfolk Network

The brief A decade ago, Norfolk was widely perceived as an isolated, rural county defined by farming, tourism and retirement, with a relatively low skilled, low wage economy and little enterprise culture.  However, it was also home to many successful …
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Increasing investment readiness in SMEs: Outset Finance

The brief For many start-ups and established SMEs, accessing finance is difficult, costly and often unsuccessful. SME funding represents a significant barrier to sustainability and growth, and complete financial exclusion from mainstream funding is still commonplace for disadvantaged and under-represented …
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Catalysing business growth: Collaboration in Cornwall

The brief Businesses today are discovering that collaboration and partnership are important elements in growing their enterprise. But this discovery – that what works well for big firms also works for small – is not an obvious step for SMEs. …
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Academic Entrepreneurship: Yorkshire Enterprise Fellowships

The brief Enterprise Fellowships were launched to establish the commercial potential of the Intellectual Property being created in university research parks – and to transfer the skills required to commercialise viable projects, to bridge the divide between academia and industry …
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Business start up support from YTKO Group’s award-winning Outset®

YTKO Group’s Outset is a uniquely versatile, highly cost-effective support programme that delivers pre-start coaching and mentoring, business start up support, access to finance and post-start sustainability provision, for people wanting to start and grow their own businesses. It is …
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YTKO Group selected to bring USA enterprise support to the UK

Enterprise in the UK The landscape for new enterprise in the UK has never been more diverse, or so well placed to deliver much-needed growth. Yet government policy and public funding tend to polarize this potential in the SME economy, …
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Putting women on the agenda for growth: Enterprising Women

The brief In 2010, the BIS Small Business Survey estimated that 15.5%, around 690,000, of SMEs in the UK were majority women-led, contributing about £50 billion, or 12%, of the UK’s SME GVA total. Growth is government’s top priority in …
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