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YTKO wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022

YTKO has been honoured with a 2022 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, one of only 226 organisations to be recognised nationally.
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Devon SMEs to receive business support grants as part of new Community Renewal Fund programme

Devon SMEs to receive business support grants as part of new Community Renewal Fund programme
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Cornwall Council takes next step in tackling housing crisis by investing in new offsite homes

Cornwall Council takes next step in tackling housing crisis by investing in new offsite home to help tackle Cornwall’s housing crisis.
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Bristol business support groups offer free COVID-19 Winter Resilience Event

A FREE online COVID-19 winter resilience event is being held by a consortium of Bristol business support groups, led by the West of England Combined Authority and Bristol City Council.
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Enterprise Support: North Bristol launches free, in-person support and advice to businesses

Enterprise Support: North Bristol in partnership with Southmead Development Trust, launches free in-person business support at special event.
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Enterprise Support: Easton Community Event – 19 Oct

North and East Bristol Enterprise Support (NEBES) is hosting a community event on Tuesday 19th October, providing free support to people looking to start a business, charity, CIC or start as a freelancer, as well as those needing advice to grow an existing enterprise across East Bristol.
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Supporting Bristol’s first black-owned pop up shop – KC Concepts

KC Concepts Pop Up Shop - the first to be black owned, launches at The Galleries shopping mall in Bristol thanks to support from NEBES.
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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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Carly Cannings – The Happy Business School

Three things prompted Carly Cannings to set up her new business, The Happy Business School, in January 2022. The first was the realisation that having climbed the corporate ladder in her legal career, she was left unexpectedly dissatisfied. “I thought that my achievements which took me to become Head of Department and a member of the...
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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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Your Stories – Nigel Smith, Stop Mo Studios

Nigel Smith is the Director and Animator at the non-profit CIC, Stop Mo Studios. From their studio in Eastville, Bristol, Stop Mo Studios create craft stop motion films about a variety of topics like health and sustainability, using traditional methods in a very creative way. Nigel’s films in the past have had a focus on...
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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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Your Stories – Luke Mallison, The Improv Theatre

The Improv Theatre is the UK’s first full-time dedicated improv theatre company. With a team of 14, the theatre operates in a four-story building in Clifton, Bristol, where they put on regular shows, as well as teach Improv classes, workshops and function as a venue hire. The Bristol Improv Theatre started life in 2012 as...
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Bristol-based photographer develops business through 33% Cashback Grant from North & East Bristol Enterprise Support

Barbara Evripidou is a freelance photographer and owner of First Avenue Photography, with over 30 years of experience in corporate and PR photography. Like many businesses, the lockdown restrictions over the past two years affected Barbara’s day to day operations and limited opportunities to find new clients and promote her work. In March 2021, Barbara...
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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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