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Bristol writer benefits from free business support to promote first novel

Sue Weeks, who goes under the stage name Suzanne Stewart, is a Bristol based author and lyricist who has worked in performance poetry, short plays and songs for local festivals. She has also recently published her first Young Adult novel, Rowan The Dreamweaver, which she wrote during the national lockdowns.  Sue worked with a local...
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Michael Hawkins – GO! Pesto

Having studied graphic design at university, Michael Hawkins co-founded a design agency which he ran successfully for ten years. A passion for food gradually became more of an obsession as he taught himself to cure and smoke foods which then progressed into pasta making during the national lockdowns.  A cancelled trip to Greece, due to...
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YTKO West of England launches Sustainability Impact Champions Scheme

Two hundred eco-minded West of England workers will become “Sustainable Impact Champions” helping their organisations reduce their carbon footprint, thanks to a new scheme launched by YTKO West of England and Metro Mayor Dan Norris, at a recent event at Windmill City Farm, Bedminster.  The Sustainability Impact Champions scheme will support environmentally conscious business owners through training...
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In Conversation with… Gem Burgoyne, St Pauls Learning Centre

Welcome to the first of our ‘In conversation with…’ series, featuring Gem Burgoyne from St Pauls Learning Centre. These conversations with individuals who we think are making a difference in their communities, dedicating the features to them and the work they do to support people around Bristol. What do you love the most about Bristol?...
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The Business of Sustainability

Author: David Arscott, CEO PyTerra Ltd Looking back over the last few years of getting our business off the ground, there is one particular regret which stands out. PyTerra’s journey started in the water sector, setting up R&D projects with universities such as the University of Surrey, and large corporates such as WSP. Our approach...
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Earthwise Construction – Sustainable construction in Bristol

Ben East is the founder and sole director of Earthwise Construction, a sustainable construction and ventilation company based in Bristol. The construction industry has a reputation for being quite unsustainable and wasteful. A recent report showed estimates that construction accounts for 35% of global energy consumption, and 40% of C02 emissions.  “The reason I started...
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How to successfully implement sustainability into your business model

To celebrate Earth Day 2022, on Friday 22 April, YTKO West of England is hosting a Sustainability for Business webinar to help businesses incorporate sustainable strategies into their business models. Whether you’re in the early stages of planning your business, a sole trader who wants to learn about operating more sustainably or an established business,...
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In conversation with… Jo Segreant, Avonmouth Community Centre

Welcome to the first of our ‘In conversation with…’ series, featuring Jo Segreant from Avonmouth Community Centre. We wanted to start and document these brief conversations with individuals that we think are making a difference in their communities, and dedicate this to them and their important work of supporting these communities around Bristol. If you...
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Celebrating #IWD2022 – Get Social | Women’s Bristol Network and awards

On Tuesday 8 March 2022, YTKO West of England held its monthly Get Social | Women’s Bristol Network event at the co-working space, Runway East, in celebration of International Women’s Day. The inspirational panel of speakers was made up of four Bristol-based business women, who had so much to share with the audience. Our panellists...
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Bristol music business given boost opportunities to survive lockdown

The Famous Company – a Bristol based business helping unsigned global music artists, is broadening its services thanks support from North and East Bristol Enterprise Support (NEBES) and grant funding from the West of England Combined Authority. The Famous Company, which was founded in 2010 by Matt Allen and Ben Rees in Stokes Croft, Bristol, have previously helped thousands of...
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