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Bev Hurley CBE

CEO, YTKO & Chair, Institute of Economic Development

SPEAKER IN 2017 / INNOVATE ABROAD

 

A successful serial entrepreneur, angel investor, business leader and innovator, Bev has started and grown four different businesses prior to joining the YTKO Group in 2000.  Under her leadership YTKO has pioneered five multi-award winning services that have disrupted the business support marketplace in the UK, the most well known of which are Outset, GetSet and Enterprising Women. Through their work, ranging across the spectrum from the most disadvantaged groups to fast growth and equity backed scale up businesses, YTKO have supported over 15,000 entrepreneurs and SMEs over the past decade, raising £50m in finance, and creating over 7500 new jobs.  

Bev was awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in 2012, and was made a CBE in the Queens New Years Honours in 2014.

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