Inspire 2 Ignite CIC launches in Peterborough, inspiring 10,000 local young adults

Inspire 2 Ignite CIC has launched its programme of entrepreneurial events and experiences in Peterborough, aiming to inspire and activate economically inactive young adults in the city. The launch event, held on March 8th, was hosted by Metro Bank and brought together local business leaders, community organisations, and young adults for an evening of inspiration and action.  

The highlight of the event was the Curious Entrepreneurs panel discussion, featuring a cohort of under 24s who have been activated by Inspire 2 Ignite’s programme. As the real experts at the event, the young people shared their unique perspectives on entrepreneurship and industry opportunities and explained how they have thrived with the support of Inspire 2 Ignite CIC. 

Will Blower, Director at Realise Finance said, “Listening to the next generation of young entrepreneurs showcasing their characteristics and stories amongst a group of business leaders was truly inspiring.” 

Leaders from Peterborough brought collaborative and focussed energy, and were open to discussing the challenges of engaging, inspiring, and activating economically inactive young adults in the city. 

Founder Alex Hughes expressed his gratitude to the sponsors and attendees, saying, What a night, in the warmth of our launch location Metro Bank (UK), launching our Inspire 2 Ignite CIC services in Peterborough. Thank you Steve Stafford, Charlie Hanson, and your team Metrobank (UK) for being the first business in Peterborough to appreciate our value, hosting, and sponsoring us to be there.” 

Hughes also emphasised the importance of taking action to follow up on the event. Inspire 2 Ignite CIC launches in Peterborough, inspiring 10,000 local young adults “As always, it’s all about the action that follows any moment like tonight, and we can’t wait to do just that in Peterborough with those who continue the journey with us.” 

Local Director at Metro Bank (UK) commented, Our store was buzzing tonight. One of our best events so far and great to hear the inspirational stories from the young people on the panel. What you are doing will change people’s lives and I can’t wait to see how this develops. Keep having curious conversations!” 

Inspire 2 Ignite CIC is committed to motivating and engaging economically inactive young adults by offering mentorship, coaching, and support to cultivate their entrepreneurship, explore their abilities and pursue their dreams. The launch event in Peterborough is an exciting milestone for the social enterprise, signifying the start of a new chapter as it extends its impact to the city. With a mission to improve the lives of young adults, Inspire 2 Ignite CIC is determined to make a positive difference in the community. 

Founder Alex Hughes, with co-host Ignition Coach Sam Squire

For more information about Inspire 2 Ignite CIC and its programmes, please visit our homepage  

Peterborough Metro Bank is located at 29 Long Causeway, Peterborough, PE1 1YJ. The store is currently open Monday – Saturday: 8.30am – 6pm. Sunday: 11am – 5pm. 

Photos from the event