YTKO has been honoured with a 2022 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, one of only 226 organisations to be recognised nationally.

The awards celebrate the success of exciting, innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices. 

This week marks International Women's Day (March 8) -  a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The 2022 theme for IWD is #BreakTheBias – and unfortunately, whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead.

Read this article — Why women make better leaders

Businesswoman Jeanette Forbes has been identified as one of the UK’s most inspirational business leaders, in ‘Wonder Women: Redefining leadership in the world of work’, a new book by She2 Leadership, a network for senior businesswomen.


The winners of the awards ‘BUSINESS CHAMELEON’ and ‘LOCKDOWN LEADER’ will be announced on the on the 17th February 2022 at the Imperial Museum Duxford

Read this article — EW Member nominated for awards

We have met Dr Portuese at St. John's Innovation Centre where the company is located:

Question 1 

Tell us briefly about you and your business 

Read this article — EW Member nominated for awards

As part of the celebrations around International Women’s Entrepreneurship Daywhich takes place on Friday 19 November, CEO of YTKO, Bev Hurley and Dr Liz Ratcliffe, General Manager at Outset CIC carried out an interview with LawBite. 


The Treasury has announced a £3,000 grant for businesses that do not pay business rates to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic. Around 700,000 businesses in England currently eligible for Small Business Rate Relief (SBBR) or Rural Rate Relief can apply for the emergency funding.

Read this article — Emergency Coronavirus Grants
Women at business event

Following on from the Rose Review, Natwest launched an exciting new programme called Back Her Business

Unhappy customers

Good customer service has become the key to business success, and a vital way for small companies to stand out against the giants. It wins trust, loyalty and sales.

Fear is a far bigger danger to us than what we are afraid of. Fear can stop us trying. Fear can stop us experiencing. Fear can stop us living.

Read this article — The danger of fear...



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