Growing Small Business and the Economy in London


Over the past 18 months, YTKO Group’s GetSet for Growth East London has successfully supported 500+ businesses, created 200+ local jobs and helped clients access £500,000+ of growth finance.

This would not have been possible without the support of multinational banking and financial services company, J.P. Morgan. The YTKO Group has a 30-year+ track record of advising both new and established businesses throughout its regional UK offices. The partnership between YTKO and J.P. Morgan ultimately resulted in the creation of the GetSet for Growth East London programme, which is geared toward helping businesses overcome the two biggest challenges to growth – access to finance and business development.

“We started our collaboration with J.P. Morgan in Bournemouth back in 2013, and that pilot programme went so well that we brought it to East London. J.P. Morgan wanted to fund the same project in East London because they could see the need there,” says Bev Hurley, CBE, CEO of YTKO.

Since the East London project began back in 2015, local businesses have been benefitting and growing as a result of this tailored support. “GetSet for Growth has given us the skills and confidence in preparing to move the business forward so that we can be equipped to deal with the exciting challenges ahead.” says GetSet client and Managing Director of Benson & Clegg, Mark Gordon.

Watch the full video below about how this collaboration is giving thousands of small business owners in East London the skills and confidence to make it.