YTKO expands UK senior team


The first phase of team expansion for YTKO, a business consultancy specialising in enabling science and technology companies to commercialise innovation, has commenced in the company’s Cambridge and Leeds offices.

The senior consulting team has been strengthened with the arrival of Nicki Sutton and Robert Dixon and the company’s marketing department is now headed by Dr. Berenice Mann.

Dr. Mann worked in R&D, technical production and product development with both SME and corporates. She then moved into technology transfer before setting up her own business providing strategic marketing consultancy for science and technology businesses.


Following research and proof of concept projects with Imperial College School of Medicine and Cambridge Molecular Technologies, Nicki Sutton was a technology consultant at The Technology Partnership. At TTP she specialised in commercialising new ideas, working with healthcare and FMCG clients such as Roche and P&G, and delivering technology and market analysis projects for global blue chips. She obtained a Masters degree in strategic marketing prior to joining YTKO.


Robert Dixon brings a corporate and SME medical and healthcare sector experience to YTKO. His career with multinationals such as Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Vickers, Coloplast and Hollister, included global responsibilities for product management, strategic marketing and business development. Robert has also founded and grown two medical device businesses, and managed innovation and business development for healthcare SMEs.

“YTKO achieved over 30% growth last year and is on target to exceed this rate in 2007” said Bev Hurley, CEO.


“We have major opportunities in 2008 both in the UK and across Europe, which we aim to capitalise on to sustain and increase our expansion. Nicki, Robert and Berenice all have extensive technical, marketing and business development expertise to bring to our clients, and we are delighted to welcome them on board.”


“These senior appointments are the first stage of our investment in people over the next few months, and we will be making further announcements in 2008.”



For further information:

Contact: Berenice Mann


Tel: 01223 421474


YTKO - Commercialising Innovation


YTKO is a company specialising in taking ideas and innovations to market.

We help science and technology companies grow and develop, with our business development and strategy service ensuring commercial success for your products and services.





YTKO proudly delivers the Growth Coaching service as part of Growth Works, a transformational programme with a mission to create over 5000 new jobs, 1400 new apprenticeships and generate significant inward investment in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough over the next three years.

YTKO Group has worked for over 40 years to support the creation and growth of businesses, increasing revenues and ultimately contributing to economic prosperity. Through funded/sponsored programmes, we provide a range of services, spanning start-up, scale-up, finance and female entrepreneurship. We provide grant, loan and financial management services and deliver tailored training and mentoring programmes for specific client groups, together with creating peer to peer networking communities.