Charity of the Month – March

Hull Youth Support Trust

 

Mike Thompson, Hull Youth Support Trust Business Manager

Mike Thompson, HYST Business Manager at their Hull Office.

Who are Hull Youth Support Trust?

The Hull Youth Support Trust HYST is a charity set up to support young aspiring business people in Hull and the surrounding areas. HYST is dedicated to supporting young people who aspire to set up their own ventures. They provide young entrepreneurs (aged 18-30) with heavily subsidised office space at their new site situated at 161 High Street, Hull. This will help their clients businesses grow and develop in the future.

Over the past year, The Rank Foundation have supported HYST under the Foundation’s Hull Community Development Project, and supported the charity with a number of Time to Shine interns. Kai Wooder, Director of Enterprise at The Rank Foundation, said  “Whilst we knew there was a definite history and energy for enterprise in Hull and a role for the successful HYST model, we couldn’t have predicated this level of success in such a short space of time. Mike and the team have transformed the building, not just the decor (although it looks fantastic) but mainly in terms of atmosphere and culture; it’s now a vibrant, positive and collaborative space – everything you’d want for young entrepreneurs in a progressive city.”

HYST’s Project

HYST are looking to work with young people who have been; unemployed, under-employed, disadvantaged in some way or totally new to the world of business. They enable every young person to take responsibility for their own future and are willing to consider anyone with the drive and determination to run their own business. They foresee a whole generation of young start-up businesses going on to further develop their ventures, creating more jobs and contributing to the local community. Once young business owners secure office space at OneSixOne HYST offer support and guidance which continues throughout their tenure. This gives them the opportunity to become commercially viable and allows the next generation of budding young entrepreneurs to start their journey with HYST.

Contact details

If you would like to find out more information about HYST, you can contact their Business Manager Mike Thompson at mike@hyst.org.uk.