Do you have gaps in your employment for under 25s?

Our society has over-reliance to traditional schooling and DWP to inspire and get people into work.

Entrpreneurial experiences and events that activate under 25-year-olds and get them ‘into’ industry.

We are a CIC; offering a community solution to a community problem.

The Inspire Champions have an endless pool of curious, confident, mentally healthy, ambiguous, hungry talent.

Our Three Year Vision

Year 1 Target

  • 10,000 young people inspired
  • 100 ‘Ignited’
  • 900 referred/connected*

Year 2 Target

  • 30,000 inspired
  • 300 ‘Ignited’
  • 2,700 referred/connected​*

Year 3 Target

  • 100,000 inspired
  • 750 ‘Ignited’
  • 8,750 referred/connected​*

* this is in relation to young people we connect to industries/employers who value entrepreneurial thinking

Meet the Inspire2Ignite Team

Hi, I’m Alex 👋, a true believer in entrepreneurship being the ultimate form of creativity. I’m a self-confessed project ‘firestarter’, problem-solver, side-hustler and highly motivated agent for change.

Becoming a father at the age of 14 was the catalyst behind my commitment to removing the barriers for young people. This has led me to build and manage several businesses, all focusing on the power that clusters of entrepreneurs can play in economic and social development.

Inspire 2 Ignite is my way of giving young people, who – like myself – may have found themselves in unusual or challenging situations, the chance to be their very best selves, taking back control of their lives, and creating a future of endless possibilities.

I’m always available to people who feel I can enable them in some way, so if that’s you, I’d love to connect.

Hi, I’m Sally, a Business Development whizz building new partnerships, exploring opportunities and helping our CIC grow.​

I am passionate about supporting our community and am a Community First Responder for The East of England Ambulance Service and a volunteer Business Development Advisor for Home-Start Essex.​

I spend a lot of time talking with business leaders who are keen to engage and make a difference but who are frustrated by the lack of opportunity to contribute effectively and unlock the talent around them. I gain enormous satisfaction by introducing them to our team, our Curious Entrepreneurs and like-minded businesses in the region. ​

I have been fortunate in my career to support a range of projects that deliver meaningful social impact, but never one that has inspired and given me hope at this level.​

Excited? If you would like to chat more about how you, too, can help to amplify this social impact, please get in touch.​

Hey 👋 I’m Sam Squire, the Ignition Coach at Inspire 2 Ignite.

I ask the Curious Entrepreneurs on our Ignite Programme powerful questions to help broaden their self-awareness and build their self-belief, so they can become the best humans they can be.

I spent 11 years in the sphere of professional football before being offered a bursary at the University of Cambridge where I became a Certified Life Coach. Learning this new skill led me towards helping over 1000+ disadvantaged young people in Cambridge.

Aged 19, I was told I wouldn’t be offered another professional contract. I was lost, confused, and didn’t know which road to go down. My dreams were shattered.

This is the reason why I’m so passionate about helping young people achieve theirs.

After months engaging with his social media, I met Alex in a local coffee shop. It was then I took a leap of faith and told him I needed help.

And now here we are.