Bright Ideas Trust’s vision is to give disadvantaged young people who haven’t had the same chances as the rest of society equal access to the resources and support necessary for them to have the understanding and confidence to start their own business. These young people are currently not in employment, education or training.
The charity was set up in 2007 by the winner of the first series of BBC TV’s ‘’The Apprentice,’’ Tim Campbell MBE and Dr Margaret Mountford. Since 2007. They have helped thousands of young people achieve their dream of creating their own business. They provide training, mentor matching and help secure start-up funding. They also help them with creating business plans, building cash flow forecasts and providing advice. All of their mentors have successfully built their own businesses and have real knowledge, expertise and experience to pass on to their mentees. The mentors that Bright Ideas Trust work with give their time on a voluntary basis.
Bright Ideas Trust offer other services including Bright Ideas Moments. This is a series of interactive workshops that are delivered in schools, universities, colleges, and other organisations centred on youth. Other programmes they run include an ex-offenders programme. This focusses on working with serving prisoners that want to start their own business on release from prison. They help them to develop business ideas, make plans and establish financial forecasts. Also, they run business training workshop on topics such as cash flow predictions, digital business plans and brand experience. All these programmes are run free of charge.
Other activities include:
This is where they work with educators to raise awareness of self-employment as a career option.
This provides advice to young people who want to start their own business.
This provides end-to-end business support to young start-ups.
Please show your support for Bright Ideas Trust. You could make a difference to the lives of young people.