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    Emergency Coronavirus Grants

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    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.

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  • International Women’s Day 2020 – Equal for All

    International Women's Day 2020

    Last Thursday saw the YTKO West of England team host an event with Bristol 24/7, to celebrate International Women’s Day. The venue was the beautiful Coopers Hall at the Bristol Old Vic and almost 50 business women from the city came together for coffee, cake and networking. Speakers, Sue Turner CEO of Quartet Community Foundation and Nicky Marshall and Sharon Critchlow of Discover Your Bounce, spoke at the event, providing thought provoking and inspirational content around this year’s theme ‘Equal for Each’.

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  • Ones to Watch 2020

    Wednesday evening saw the YTKO team attend the Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ awards at the Bristol Old Vic.

    Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ awards

    This prestigious event celebrated the successes of the thousands of businesses from across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, who had been supported by the EWOE programme.

    GetSet for Growth and Outset clients were very well represented, with clients in every award category which included Female Founder, BAME Leader, Contribution to Community and Young Person in Business.

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  • Hack it!

    Students from Business Challenge Day

    Last Wednesday saw Get Set for Growth involved in a Business Challenge Day at University of Bristol, with clients Lucy Preston and Tom Harbour from ‘Maths With Parents’. Students from a range of disciplines including Marketing, International Business Management and Economics attended the day and worked in teams to create branding, marketing and social media concepts for the business, with the day culminating in Dragon’s Den style client pitches.

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  • Pitch Perfect

    Pitch 2019 bootcamp

    Last Friday saw the GetSet for Growth Team head to Origin Workspace in Berkerley Square, Clifton, for the Pitch 2019 bootcamp, hosted by Bristol’s Box2Media.

    The team delivered workshops on ‘perfecting your pitch’ and ‘accessing finance for your business’ to 50 budding entrepreneurs, who had been shortlisted from hundreds of hopefuls. Following the workshops, each contestant gave a 90 second pitch on their game-changing product or business idea.

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