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Access finance options across the whole UK lending market through new YTKO Partnership

YTKO has partnered with Finpoint to enable our clients to easily find the best type and price of finance across the whole of the UK lending market.
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Outset Finance celebrates a milestone of £25million of Start Up Loans delivered

Official delivery partner for the Government’s Start Up Loan Scheme, Outset Finance is marking the significant achievement of providing a total of £25million worth of funding to business start-ups in the past six years.
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New Partnership offers affordable legal advice for SMEs

YTKO has joined forces with innovative legal company, LawBite, to offer a variety of legal services for our Outset, GetSet and Enterprising Women clients.
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Bev Hurley, YTKO CEO, encourages businesses to lead the way to a fairer, more sustainable recovery

At a recent event, TechSwindon Summit, Bev Hurley, CBE, CEO of YTKO, presented to a virtual seminar to over 50 businesses, outlining the need to further build their resilience to remain sustainable in the future.
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New support programmes in Bristol from YTKO provides lifeline for businesses

Entrepreneurs and start-up businesses in Bristol can now benefit from two new fantastic support programmes led by YTKO.
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From the Ground Up – Improving the delivery of social value in construction

YTKO CEO, Bev Hurley, CBE, in her role as Chair of the Institute of Economic Development recently headed major new research into improving delivery of social value in the construction industry, resulting in publication of the research report, “From the Ground Up – Improving the delivery of social value in construction.” The report which was...
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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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Outset marks International Women’s Day 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 International Women’s Day (IWD) gathering took place in 1911 and was supported by over a million people. It has continued to grow exponentially...
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Building Resilience in Under-Represented Entrepreneurs. A European Comparative Study

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 building resilience in these under-represented entrepreneurial groups. Over half our clients in our Outset and GetSet for Growth services are women, and BaME entrepreneurs are over-represented...
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