Thanks to the incredible generosity of a local donor, we are honoured to be able to launch a match funding campaign in the run up to Christmas!

What does this mean? 

Basically, it means that any new supporter or any increase in donation from existing supporters, can double the impact they make with their donation if they commit to it in that timeframe! 

In simple terms, that means that if you signed up to donate £500 per month, you’d effectively be gifting us an incredible £1000! 

If you would like to get involved or find out more, please email 💚


Matt Hirst is the CEO of leading energy technology provider ESG with over 700 staff and operations in the USA, Canada and the UK. ESG’s UK headquarters are based in Chorley, Lancashire.


ESG empowers global leaders in energy to deliver on the future promise of energy through its SAAS solutions for Customer and Market Data Management and Smart Metering. Matt has a background in Sales and Marketing and led a MBO of UK company Utiligroup in 2014 before it was acquired by ESG in 2017 and has been with the business for 24 years. Matt won an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2016 as well as being a judge in 2018 and in 2017 his team was awarded the UK Regional and National Mid Market Management Team of the Year awards by the BVCA. Matt holds a BSc (Hons) degree from The University of Salford and a MBA from Lancaster University.

Ryan powell

head of operations

Hi, I’m Ryan and I’m the Head of Operations at Inspire Youth Zone.