Bright Sparks hopes to kick-start growth

Graham Webb representing the Tadcaster & Rural Community Interest Company - Photo by Wendy Binns
Graham Webb representing the Tadcaster & Rural Community Interest Company - Photo by Wendy Binns

A Tadcaster scheme is looking for young people who have a head for business.

The Bright Sparks programme - launched by Tadcaster and Rural Community Interest Company - is looking for young entrepreneurs who are determined to make a success of their business ideas.

David Gluck, Chief Executive of Tadcaster and Rural, said: “This project has been a year in the making and we are delighted to see it launched now at such an important point in Tadcaster’s history – a time when we really do need to start rebuilding for the future from the bottom up.

“There is an ideal opportunity for anyone between the ages of 16 & 30 who has the next bright idea for starting down the route of self-employment and are looking for support and advice as well as workspace in Tadcaster.”

Bright Sparks will offer free office and desk space, printing/copying facilities, meeting room, access to a business mentor and an adviser, workshops and networking.

“The support offered will get you off on the right foot, give you a better chance of sustainability and importantly ensure it is the right thing for you,” added David.

“It will also make you more investable should that be required.”

Business Support York and North Yorkshire will be offering advice to the scheme and spokesman Heidi Green said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Tadcaster and Rural in this exciting project and look forward to supporting those embarking on this exciting venture.“

Bright Sparks will launch at the Tadcaster Grammar School’s Raising Aspirations careers evening on Tuesday January 26 at 6pm. Anyone interested can go along to meet the team.

Those who cannot attend the event can email davidgluck@ruralis.co.uk to arrange a meeting to discover more information.

David added: “Tadcaster is well and truly open for business, despite recent events – and we are ready to invest in the next set of young entrepreneurs and enterprises who will help see our community thrive and succeed over the coming years.”