For Economic Development

Jobs, growth and transformation

Graphical imageMore than 30 years of private sector expertise and innovation inform and underpin YTKO Group’s economic development work. This legacy, augmented by a commitment to equality, diversity and caring for the environment – and maintaining 50 per cent of our turnover from not-for-profit activities – brings a fresh attitude and unrivalled results for public sector funders.

From pre-start and start-up, where our unique approach of what works lays a stronger foundation for new jobs and sustainable businesses, through to business growth, access to finance, and our work supporting women in business, YTKO Group’s economic development programmes are multi-award winning, with a verifiable track record of best practice.

Through our Outset service alone we have enabled the creation of more than 4,330 new businesses and 4,800 jobs in five years. We’ve also accessed over £40m in finance for our clients at all stages of the business journey; unlocked the commercial potential of academic IP; galvanised innovation clusters; increased demand and skills for superfast broadband; built thriving peer communities and networks; created effective bridges between business and academia; and transformed the lives of countless individuals furthest from the labour market.

Collaboration and partnership working are central to YTKO Group’s approach, and we work with a growing network of more than 250 partners of all sizes from the public, private and third sectors across the UK, to maximise return on investment, service uptake and avoid duplication.

YTKO Group has the evidence to demonstrate exceptional ROI in terms of sustainable jobs, businesses and GVA growth. If you’re looking for a supplier who really will make a difference, you’re in the right place.

Contact us on +44 (0)203 327 0604 to find out how we can support your goals.


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