Established to accelerate the growth of young entrepreneurs & their start-up businesses.

In the heart of Hull’s Old Town, Hull Youth Support Trust provides entrepreneurs, predominantly aged 18-30, with subsidised office space for a two year period in order to make those first few years as comfortable as possible. This together with dedicated one-to-one business guidance and personal support gives every young person the fundamental skills to succeed in business.

We encourage a community environment of likeminded people, willing to help each other. Some businesses will have been in the centre longer than others and by welcoming new start-ups through the doors gives opportunities to share their “lived experience” and skill sets and often seek opportunities to market their own businesses which in turn, aids each other’s growth.

Hull Youth Support Trust is part of the HEY Smile Foundation family of charities.

Our Services

We provide all the services we feel that you will need to start your business journey, WiFi, inclusive utility bills, meeting room and communal space, subsidised rent package, varied office space and a business community of likeminded people and support.

Got a business idea but need support developing it?

We provide support, space, networking & subsidised rates.

With the aim of enabling you to become financially sustainable with a 2 year period.

Your incubation period can last up to 2 years. This then allows the next generation of young start-ups to come through.

Meet the team

As Centre Development Manager for Hull Youth Support Trust it is my role to not only manage the centre but also to lead the charity and its aims to achieving its goals – To help young start up entrepreneurs to fulfil their dreams and ultimately grow their businesses.

With previous experience working for The University of Hull Enterprise Centre, and more recently with For Entrepreneurs Only, I bring this skill set and experience together to provide a high level of business support and engagement to our resident business tenants.

I am the first point of contact should you require any information about our services and the unique HYST offer.

Centre and Development Manager

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