Peterborough unpacks the challenge of engaging, inspiring and activating young people

Peterborough Metro Bank will host the launch of Inspire 2 Ignite CIC on Wednesday 8th March, where local business owners are invited to attend to meet some of the county’s most entrepreneurial, inspired and activated young people.

Inspire 2 Ignite actively works with young people aged 16 to 24, providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed, such as access to networks, investment, and support into economic activity.

Inspire 2 Ignite CIC is the purposeful project of a local entrepreneur Alex Hughes. Building on a previous successful event in Cambridge, Alex wants to target local Peterborough businesses looking to engage, inspire, and attract their next generation of employees. His ambition is to engage 10,000 16-24 year olds through entrepreneurial experiences and events, inspire 5,000 to take meaningful action, and activate 1,000 (900 into industry, 100 onto the Ignite Programme).

The complimentary event will be attended by businesses from across Peterborough and the surrounding areas, young people and organisations who work with young people. The event is proudly supported by Metro Bank and demonstrates its commitment to being a community bank. 

Peterborough Metro Bank Local Director, Steve Stafford said;

As a community bank, we are passionate about supporting our local residents and businesses. One of the key challenges for most businesses is recruitment and this event perfectly marries the next generation with those who need to recruit from within our community.

Charlie Hanson, Peterborough Metro Bank Local Business Manager, is an ambassador for Inspire 2 Ignite. As an activated 25 year old who has rapidly risen through the ranks to his current position, Charlie recently took part in the Curious Entrepreneur podcast where he shared his experiences with the younger generation.

The Inspire to Ignite event is on Wednesday 8th March from 5.30-8pm. All are welcome to come together with Peterborough’s industry leaders to explore fresh ways of attracting talent. 

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