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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Supply Ready helps London SMEs win £10.5 million in new contracts!

March 19, 2019

SMEs play a vital role in supplying goods and services and the increased services and innovation they bring helps the public sector to deliver world-class public services that are value for money.  Small supplier deliver significant benefits to the public …
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YTKO delivers gender equality in business

March 12, 2019

Last week saw the publication of the independent Rose Review – commissioned by the Treasury and headed up by Alison Rose, Deputy CEO of NatWest. The goal of the Review is to demonstrate the huge unrealised economic potential of female …
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YTKO launches new Enterprise Coaching service in Devon

February 27, 2019

YTKO has secured funding from the EU European Structural and Investment Fund to lead a new Enterprise Coaching service in the Heart of the South West LEP. This project aims to empower individuals to develop self-employment opportunities and start and …
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YTKO leads new Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) Programme

January 19, 2019

The Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) programme aims to address the gender imbalance in enterprise start-up, the service provision void for disadvantaged women, and the lack of capacity in the enterprise support ecosystem on both sides of the channel. Our focus is to support disadvantaged women into enterprise and to increase the sustainability of struggling early stage women-owned and led businesses.
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