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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Fabulous and Award-Winning at 40!  

January 3, 2019

YTKO are celebrating forty years in business with two major new awards to add to our growing list of accolades, and the achievement of our second mission milestone!

“Include the Excluded” – YTKO CEO calls for more inclusive growth 

March 19, 2018

Bev Hurley joined a prestigious panel of speakers at the Westminster Social Policy Forum’s keynote seminar last week.  Speaking to an audience of policymakers, she explained how economic development policy and growth models must be recast to address the UKs …
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Outset Finance achieves major milestone with £10million of Start Up Loans delivered

November 8, 2017

Start Up Loans delivery partner Outset Finance is celebrating their success after hitting another impressive milestone; securing a total of £10million for UK entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their businesses. Launched in January 2014, Outset Finance has gone from …
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Award-winning business group showcases successes at the South West’s largest free business support event

October 20, 2017

Pictured, left to right: Kathryn Strachecky, Prince’s Trust Mentor; Bev Hurley CBE, CEO of YTKO; Bridget Lovell, Deputy Lady Mayoress of Bristol; Tim Bowles, West of England Metro Mayor; Fiona Fraser, GetSet for Growth Senior Marketing Advisor; Toby Howkins, Outset …
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Creation of resilient, prosperous businesses drives social and economic regeneration

October 16, 2017

Bev Hurley CBE, CEO of YTKO Group and Chair of the Institute of Economic Development (IED), the UK’s leading body for economic development and regeneration professionals working for local and regional communities, is a strong advocate for supporting the creation …
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Mission impossible – Accomplished!

June 2, 2017

A mission to support 10,000 entrepreneurs and established businesses has not just been achieved – but exceeded by 50%, and four years early.

YTKO responds to Industrial Strategy Green Paper

April 13, 2017

Earlier this year, the Government launched its consultation on a proposed Industrial Strategy. This aims to addresses long-term challenges to the UK economy, improving living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country. YTKO’s …
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YTKO and J.P.Morgan: Growing Small Business and the Economy in London

November 16, 2016

YTKO Group’s growth and investment readiness service, GetSet for Growth provides an invaluable service for small businesses seeking expansion. Over the past 18 months, the East London programme …
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