Building Growth tackles construction careers in the South West

August 20, 2019

he Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today announced £1m funding for Building Growth South West, a funded programme to help people explore a career in construction. Led by YTKO the project will take place across the West of England and Greater Exeter regions to support members of the public to explore a career in construction.
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Expansion of GetSet for Growth service set to unlock growth potential of ambitious SMEs

October 1, 2015

GetSet for Growth has just launched five new services across the West Midlands, West of England, South West, Solent and East of England, supported by the Regional Growth Fund.
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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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Businesses get set to grow as YTKO Group’s innovative new service launches

November 8, 2013

A new innovative investment-readiness service – enabling businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get ready for growth – has been launched by the YTKO Group. Get Set for Growth helps businesses move on up as they look to …
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YTKO Group generates over 2000 jobs through its award winning business start-up programme

July 9, 2013

YTKO Group celebrated this week after generating over 2000 jobs through its award-winning Outset Programme. Over the last three years, the programme has helped over 10,000 people, assisted in setting up over 1700 businesses and has reached a key milestone …
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Promoting digital growth for SMEs

February 28, 2013

The European Commission’s 2014-2020 Action Plan sets the foundations for smart, sustainable, inclusive growth – and positions entrepreneurship as the driver of economic growth and job creation to stimulate recovery. The EC also recognizes the need to create an environment …
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Euronews: Sharing UK start-up success with Europe

January 17, 2013

On a chilly day last December, a film crew from Euronews, Europe’s most watched international news channel, visited Bristol to find out more about YTKO Group’s award-winning Outset start-up programme – and why it’s getting such great results in the …
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Superfast connections: it’s not just about infrastructure

December 19, 2012

The government’s initiative is to give every community in the UK access to superfast broadband by 2015.
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YTKO Group’s Outset wins top award for job creation in Europe

November 16, 2012

Economic development and business support company YTKO has raised the flag for the UK once again this year in Global Entrepreneurship Week, winning the prestigious Grand Jury Prize for inspiring entrepreneurialism at the 6th European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA), at the European Commission’s first ever SME Assembly in Cyprus.
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YTKO Group’s Outset scores a Hat Trick

October 14, 2012

This year, Outset Cornwall was awarded its second ERDF funded contract, YTKO was named winner of the BIS national Enterprising Britain award, for Outset’s work to promote enterprise and Outset celebrated its 1000th business start and more than 1,200 new jobs created. YTKO’s head of enterprise, Lee Hughes, talks about why Outset works.
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