Lively, fun, ‘sick’... these are some of the words our members use to describe Inspire.

Working with young people age 8-19 (25 with additional needs), we transform lives helping them be the best they can be.

Opening in 2018, we’re now 5 years old, and in those 5 years, we haven’t stopped learning, and we haven’t stopped developing. From a global pandemic to the cost of living crisis, we are there for young people when they need us and adapt to their ever-changing needs.

Open 7 days a week when schools are shut, at our most basic, we provide somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to talk to. Our ‘see it to believe it’ facilities give young people access to a range of activities, opens doors to a world of opportunities, and provides the perfect space to develop new relationships with both peers and positive role models.

Through our doors you’ll find; a 3G pitch, gym, sports hall, climbing wall, dance studio, music room and much more.

Inspire isn’t just be a place to go, it’s a place to grow. And that’s as much about young people as it our staff team.

There’s so many perks to joining our staff team!



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.