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Bristol Partnership secures £3m to unlock housing innovation

Bristol is set to benefit from a £3million grant to help explore housing innovation solutions in the city. A consortium of partners including Bristol City Council, YTKO, BRE and the Bristol Housing Festival were awarded an Innovate UK grant for their project, Enabling Housing Innovation for Inclusive Growth. By trialling new methods of house building,...
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Flagship business support programme launches in Swindon & Wiltshire

YTKO has been selected to provide business support services to entrepreneurs across the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Area Partnership (SWLEP), through its award-winning Outset programme. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the new programme, ‘SME Competitiveness’ will involve partners from SetSquared, Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council, under the stewardship of the Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub. The Outset service will provide...
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GrowSmart launches: Supporting SMEs to strengthen the UK economy

Recent data from the Office of National Statistics suggests that at the start of 2019 there were over 5.8 million SMEs in the UK, of which 5.6 million of the UK’s SMEs were registered as micro businesses – an indicator that the appeal in developing a business from scratch is far from being in the decline. This evidence...
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Building Growth tackles construction careers in the South West

The 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...
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Award-winning OutSet Start-Up service launches in London

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 levels. Since 2009, our support for early stage businesses (pre-start and up to two years...
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