About Building Growth South West

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Building Growth South West is committed to supporting Construction SMEs by offering skills and training that is partially funded by European Social Fund (ESF). Click below to find out more about the programmes we offer

For SMEs in Devon

For SMEs in the West of England

What skills can we prepare you for?

Understanding of digital skills and how it can enhance your services

Increasing your business offering to clients

Guidance on funding opportunities

Employment-led workshops

Upskilling your workforce through free training and resources

Understanding the importance of digital skills for your business

Providing comprehensive training and resources for your workforce

Strengthen your local network

Building Growth South West – Our Story

The Building Growth South West programme was developed by YTKO to provide fully funded skills and training projects to Construction SMEs across the South West.

We have extensive experience in supporting small businesses and are committed to enhancing the Construction landscape through digital training opportunities, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Meet the Team

Phil Stott
Head of Sustainability and Construction

Phil is the lead for the Enabling Housing Innovation for Inclusive Growth project as well as Constructing Modern Methods. He has worked in the construction sector for over ten years, working closely with the Government, industry supply chains and innovators.

Lisa Saunders
Project Manager

Lisa is responsible for YTKO’s construction related projects across the South West of England. With nearly 10 years’ experience within the construction sector, Lisa has gained a plethora of knowledge within all levels of the supply chain.

Over 50% of all housing built over the next 5 years will be delivered using digital methods of construction but only 17% of the supply chain have any digital capabilities related to modern methods of construction (Mark Farmer review 2017). It is now at the point where digital competency is undermining innovation, hampering productivity and inhibiting the uptake of training within construction”

Contact Us


0800 169 6563




Upper Office, Hems Mews, 86 Longbrook Street, EX46AP