The Mersey Youth Support Trust (MYST) is a charitable organisation that empowers young people to start and build a business by providing bespoke business advice, affordable workspaces, funding opportunities, contacts and networking.
To date MYST has supported over 79 businesses who between them have created over 130 jobs.
The Mersey Youth Support Trust (MYST)
The Mersey Youth Support Trust (MYST) is a charity set up to support young entrepreneurs on Merseyside. We launched in April 2012 and have not looked back since. MYST is dedicated to supporting, in the main, young people (but if you’re starting a business – whatever your age – come and talk to us anyway) who aspire to set up their own businesses. We provide our beneficiaries, more affectionately known as MYSTer’s, with heavily subsidized office space for a two year period, together with intensive business advice and personal support. MYST often works with young people who are previously unemployed or under-employed, may be disadvantaged in some way, allowing them to take responsibility for their own future. However, we accept anyone with the dream and drive to run their own business. So, people who feel they have a viable and commercially sustainable business idea can engage with MYST to give it the strongest possible foundation. John Kelly, MYST Business Centre Manager said: “It is really inspiring to work with entrepreneurs who are passionate about their business idea.”
By encouraging this entrepreneurial attitude and supporting new business, MYST makes a positive impact on those enterprises, and on the communities in which these organisations operate.
“We are committed to working with young entrepreneurs to make their businesses more competitive and more sustainable to weather these turbulent times. With our support, we foresee a whole generation of young entrepreneurs going on to further develop their enterprises, create more jobs and contribute to the economic resurgence of the region.”
Any entrepreneurs who feel they need support with their business idea can contact John Kelly at MYST by calling 0151 203 1140 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.