To date MYST has supported over 200 businesses who between them have created over 400+ jobs.
Tony from Cedar Tree Media moved on from MYST in December 2020, he is emigrating to Canada to continue his business over there.
“I was with MYST for a year after starting my own business. We found MYST to have excellent facilities and everything you need to setup up easily and efficiently, it’s a great little community with other businesses willing to network and help each other out.
The advice and business mentoring John gave me was invaluable, I can’t thank everybody there enough for all their kind help and advice they gave me during my time there.
I would recommend MYST to anyone”
Anthony – Director at Cedar Tree Media Ltd
Nicola and Wayla from NCG Properties are preparing to move on from MYST and will be starting a new venture at the begining of September.
Here’s what they had to say about their time with us at MYST.
“We would like to begin with thanking you for giving Wayla and I the opportunity to have one of your office spaces at MYST. It has for sure helped us with our business and we are now in a position to expand and take a new shop front office for the agency. We will be re-locating to Breck Road. We have also started another business called ‘Cafe Brazil which is situated on Breck Road – we are hoping to open on the 7th September, the two businesses will be close to each other making it easier to run.
Again we would like to thank you for helping us get to this stage of our business – Nicola and Wayla”
The Inclusion Network are moving on from us at the end of June 2020. It’s been a pleasure having them at MYST and we wish them every success for the future.
“What we can we say about MYST that isn’t positive!! We started our community interest company and have slowly and steadily built up the company to a point now that we’ve secured approx. £180k in capital funding to refurbish and add on an extension, to our current (very small) community centre. This now means we will have our very own 21st office in our new centre. Something we’ve never had. Our ‘home’ office for last 3 years has been with MYST in their brilliant, warm and welcoming base. I don’t know of any other office provider that can offer you the facilities, low monthly cost and genuinely warm welcome that MYST do, and have. Our journey to where we are today and the progression we’ve made to a point where we have to sadly say goodbye to MYST, is down to people like MYST, who allow small businesses the time and space to grow without the extortionate costs of an office base and facilities, weighing you down. We will champion and promote MYST now, and in the future, to any small businesses that need that extra helping hand, from an office provider that truly gets the challenges they face, and want to become an actual solution to success, instead of a hinderance.
Very fond memories of our time with MYST and we know you will too if you decide to accept the help and support that MYST offers. It just so happens we know of an office that will be free to rent very soon!!!”
Another huge success story for MYST is the fantastic, United Payroll. They provide accounting and payroll services to Sole Traders, Limited Companies, Contractors & Sub Contractors, Small Business and Individual Tax Payers. They moved into their office in MYST in January 2015 and never looked back. They added hundreds of new customers to their client base, hired additional staff and in 12 months, almost to the day, they moved out of MYST to bigger offices. We want businesses to outgrow us and United Payroll’s quick and exciting development delighted everyone at MYST.
Congratulations to Sean and Steve – owners of Stedy Chefs on their swift business expansion – they joined MYST in October 2015 and now some seven months later have outgrown us and moved into bigger premises with their own kitchen facility – We love to see businesses starting at MYST, being successful, outgrowing us quickly and moving on. Good luck from all here at MYST for your continued growth and success.
At Belgravia House of Gifts (BHG) we pride ourselves on providing hampers and Gourmet Gift Boxes of distinction with a contemporary, yet heritage, feel. Our signature collection of Gourmet Gift Boxes is inspired by visions from the four corners of the world, delivering the evocative tastes and smells of far flung lands into a home or workplace. Our Bespoke 1 of 1 Collection allows you to select from our broad range of products and tailor a Gourmet Gift Box specifically for your loved one, friend, or maybe even a cherished customer in a Gift Box branded with your corporate logo. BHG tailor Gourmet Gift Boxes for every need and we have Non-alcoholic, Gluten Free, Vegan and 100% Fair Trade Gift Boxes in our range. Receiving a Gourmet Gift Box from BHG is a truly memorable experience; from the beautifully designed packaging to the fine selection of luxury products each contains – it’s a gift you’ll never forget.
Tag-Art is a Liverpool based arts business providing commissioned art, public art and tailor-made art workshops/projects which focus predominantly on community engagement. At Tag-Art, we are passionate about improving lives and inspiring change through our art projects. We work alongside local schools, charities, housing associations/social landlords and other community led companies to deliver our workshops and public art to neighbourhoods with community cohesion as our priority. We also provide a number of other services for both our private and commercial customers, including commissioned artwork and portraits for the home and the workplace.
Mill Promotions Chris Barrow and Phil Tipping moved into our centre in 2013. Their printing business, Mill Promotions, was in its infancy and they needed a base to build their clients and their services. They duly did and just over a year later they were ready to move on. Chris and Phil had grown their business so much here at MYST that they were able to move to a former Post Office in Tuebrook. The photo shows the launch on their new shop. The extra space allowed them to buy machines to print in-house and the shop front has provided them with more business. Another great success for MYST and our beneficiaries!
MYST resident Oladimeji Adisa, received the 145th UK Point of Light award, from David Cameron this month. UK Points of Light is a new award which recognises outstanding individual volunteers who do extraordinary things in the service of others. Ola received his award for his exceptional work to raise awareness of the richness of African culture in the UK. He has already reached over 10,000 people including pupils on 500 schools. Congratulations Ola. Everyone at MYST is very proud of you and good luck continuing your excellent work. MYST resident business, Where to go in Merseyside Magazine are looking for businesses for who would like to advertise in there new issue. Follow the link for more details- http://www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/article.aspx/show/3780
More businesses that have grown and moved on from MYST…
Established in 2007, LJM Repairs has been increasing in both popularity and high quality service. I am a certified electronics repair agent based in Bootle, Liverpool. LJM has been a mobile repair service coming to your place of residence, work, or convenience for over 5 years. We have recently secured an office property in the heart of the developing Kirkdale area, were we welcome customers to drop off their electronics for repair; or to take advantage of our many other available services.
Dress it Forward
Dress it Forward is asking all women across Merseyside and beyond to donate old work wear including shoes, handbags, coats and accessories, to the women that Sefton & Liverpool WIB CIC work with at the ISIS Centre Merseyside and Tomorrow’s Women Wirral on the “Inspired to Independence” programme. These women are largely ex-offenders who often have very little or no previous work experience and as a consequence they routinely have no suitable clothes for interview, business meetings etc.
Anjuna’s Closet is a place to shop for Traditional Baby and Children’s Clothes and accessories. You can customise and personalise any item on display, so that you get the perfect colour and style you want, and a designer can help you through this process by helping with things like fabric selections and colour and style combinations. Anjuna’s Closet is bringing traditional styles and contemporary or trending fashions, and fusing it together. This gives a very distinct look to timeless classics.
Steve offers excellent quality photos for all occasions including- Sports, Weddings ,Portraits and Portfolios.
Homebird Care is an established North West-based Support Service designed to promote your recovery and maximise potential growth for you and your family.
They aim to provide the means, knowledge, and opportunity for you to strengthen the skills needed to live independently and to care for yourselves in your own home.
Homebird aim to promote your involvement at all levels and provide accommodation and support within a therapeutic environment.
The service is person centred and places you and your family firmly at the forefront of the decision-making processes.
They provide supported accommodation with 24 hour staff cover.
Abbeyfield Training run courses in First Aid, Health & Safety, and Sport. Our accredited courses provide a flexible service to meet the needs of businesses in the market place as well as schools, families and individuals. These courses also underline the importance of investing in the individual as ambassadors of the company. We recognise that people are individuals and learn differently, so we adapt our courses, meaning the style and pace will provide equal opportunity to everyone who attends to help them achieve their qualification.
Globe Recruitment is a vibrant recruitment agency offering services at all levels in a range of sectors. From recruitment for junior and admin jobs to executive and non-executive board level positions. We are an independent recruitment agency serving the recruiting needs of both companies and candidates, covering a broad cross section of industries providing permanent recruitment and human resources services.
Sefton & Liverpool Women in Business CIC (SLWIB) work with girls and women around enterprise, employability and how confidence, esteem and aspirations affect career choices. SLWIB offers a variety of ways to get the help and advice you need from women who have been there and done it.
Hoops an All Sports
Hoops an all Sports offer coaching sessions for schools, clubs and individuals in a variety of sports for a range of age groups. We now offer a variety of sports, including, Basketball, Football, Benchball, Dodgeball and Multi skills games to name but a few!!
Spotless Cleaners are a family run business owned by Paul Oldfield and his wife Siobhan, along with a small team of dedicated staff they provide a range of cleaning services throughout the Merseyside area. Every member of staff in the Spotless Cleaners team undergoes and participates a full training programme prior to starting work to ensure that the service they provide is in line with the high standard spotless cleaners provides, along with a DBS check for extra piece of mind.
Offer support in Liverpool and surrounding area’s for families with children with autism, where parents and volunteers can gain training, impartial advice and support to start their home ABA programme or career, whilst also giving the children a 12 week taster into ABA.
Focus Saturday School utilises the principles of ABA to teach social and group skills via a natural environment teaching approach. Children are initially grouped according to their social readiness with the aim of teaching skills with an adult, developing to demonstrating with peers and then within a small group. They have added a social skills group for the 2nd cohort working on teaching social skills and social communication within a group setting.
In 2009, I decided to gain more expertise in Film and Television Production and I have progressed into the world of short films fulfilling every business and creative brief, from web promotions to television adverts and every possible moving image fantasy that evolves from the creative process; within budget and to deadline.