Who’s Already onboard?

Matt Jones from Rebel Lion

As Founder and CEO of Rebel Lion, Matt is spearheading an ambitious acquisition journey to become the largest independent agency group in the UK.

Matt is passionate about breaking the stigma around men’s mental health and talks openly about his journey as an entrepreneur finding his purpose.  

Lee Candler from Carbon Cayote

As founder and CEO of Carbon Coyote Lee is a passionate advocate for purposeful action towards tackling the climate emergency.

After becoming a father and realising his daughter’s future prospects and opportunities would be dramatically impacted by the climate emergency, he decided to do something about it. 

Bev Hurley from YTKO

Bev is CEO of the YTKO Group, with 30 years of first hand business expertise.  Prior to leading YTKO to a 100+ employee business, she built three successful small companies. 

Bev holds the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, and was awarded a CBE in 2014.

Become an Ignite champion

As a key collaborator and employer sponsor of our 12-month ‘Inspire 2 Ignite’ Programme throughout 2023, you’ll…

  • Have access to a young talent pool, supporting your recruitment efforts
  • Equip young people (under the age of 24) with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to succeed in a changing world of work
  • Reinforce your organisations CSR efforts
  • Show the market you’re a forward-thinking organisation that wants to enable entrepreneurial thinking in your culture
  • Be invited to entrepreneurial events and activities, resulting in wide-spread PR coverage and brand awareness
  • Celebrate the impact we’re making with young people with your teams and customers
  • Utilise our consultancy services as you become inspired by the power of investing in your young people talent pipeline
  • Benefit from Ignite Programme referrals

Resilience, problem-solving, money management and leadership skills are just some of the essential skills and capabilities that can be learned and enhanced through starting a business.  The IGNITE Programme has been built to support young people, aged 16-24 develop valuable life skills by way of starting their own business.


We have designed IGNITE for young people who may have struggled with formal education, or are not sure about what to do next and are at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training), or are unemployed – to provide an alternative route to get excited about. From learning the fundamentals of working for yourself, through to building a business plan with a go-to-market strategy, our IGNITE Programme will help young people develop the skills to successfully launch a business of their own; or the skills they learn will help them develop into better employees for existing businesses, having a much better understanding of the demands and requirements of running a business.


Shift Momentum are pleased to offer a limited number of free places on IGNITE, funded through the European Social Fund as part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Region of Learning partnership led by Cambridge City Council with Cambridgeshire County Council.

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