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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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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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Getting to know your customers

Thursday 21 April is the official ‘Get to Know Your Customers’ day and this year we’ve put a handy guide together for small and early stage businesses to help you on this vital part of your business journey. Your customers are the most important part of your business and the key of all your marketing...
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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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Rewilding gardening in Bristol and why it is important for local biodiversity

Robert James is the owner of Bristol Wild Gardens, a unique gardening business that specialises in rewilding and transforming people’s gardens into wildlife havens, based in Easton.  Robert came to North and East Bristol Enterprise Support (NEBES) for help with structuring his business plan and to access support and advice around marketing his business online...
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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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