Join us to transform young lives.

Transforming young lives is something we’ve been doing for 5 years now. Our mission is to help young people be the best they can be… and we’re pretty good at it if we do say so ourselves. It’s not something we can do on our own though. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of local businesses and individuals to allow us to do what we do. They support us financially and in kind, and thanks to them we’ve supported over 9,000 young people since we first opened half a decade ago.

We do this through targeted programmes, getting to the heart of young lives, and giving them trusted role models and guidance as they move into adulthood. But at our core, and how we open the doors to these transformations, are our universal sessions.


These sessions are where we start to introduce young people to a world of opportunity. Where we use our facilities to introduce them to climbing and baking, art and enterprise… a whole world away from their bedrooms or the streets. A safe place where they can leave their troubles at the door and be kids as kids should be, carefree and without the stresses of whatever their day-to-day might hold. 

But this costs money. And for us that sum is now £1.6 million pounds annually. So we need you to Be Inspired.

There are so many different ways that would give you the right to shout ‘I’m Inspired’ from the rooftops (and trust us, that’s something we’d strongly encourage you to do!)… 

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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.