Outset marks International Women’s Day 2020

March 30, 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 IWD gathering took place in 1911 and was …
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Emergency Coronavirus Grants

March 18, 2020

The Treasury has announced a £3,000 grant for businesses that do not pay business rates to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses in England currently eligible for Small Business Rate Relief (SBBR) or Rural Rate Relief can apply.
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Building Resilience in Under-Represented Entrepreneurs. A European Comparative Study

February 14, 2020

As experts in supporting BaME and women led businesses, YTKO was interested to see what new research from the Enterprise Research Centre, supported by J P Morgan, reported about resilience in these under-represented entrepreneurial groups. Over half our clients in …
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YTKO has the winning formula in the West

February 7, 2020

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, …
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Finishing the decade on a high!

January 8, 2020

At the end of 2019, YTKO Group, and in particular, our CEO, Bev Hurley, were recognised for the important work we do in the SME sector at the SME National Business Awards.
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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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YTKO are Finalists at the SME National Business Awards!

July 25, 2019

YTKO Group are finalists in not one – but three categories of the SME National Business Awards! Business Woman of the Year Bev Hurley, YTKO Group CEO is a finalist in this category, reflecting her exceptional drive in making YTKO such …
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GrowSmart launches: Supporting SMEs to protect the UK economy

July 10, 2019

GetSet for Growth Ltd, a spin-out of YTKO, has launched a new learning portal – GrowSmart – focused on helping SME businesses to grow. GrowSmart is an online learning platform designed to provide SMEs with the knowledge, skills and know how to scale-up their businesses; helping them generate growth in terms of increased sales, but also how to maintain and improve their productivity.
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Award-winning OutSet Start-Up service launches in London

May 8, 2019

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 …
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Helping independent retailers thrive

April 19, 2019

The retail sector is the biggest employer in Britain, accounting for more than 15% of jobs, but high streets up and down the country are under attack. From the rise of convenient online shopping with infinite choice driving the decline of …
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