Posted on December 16, 2016
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Making Changes for Careers Programme through the Youth Enterprise, assists young people to turn their ideas into businesses. Please see below two excellent exmaples from the MC4C team.

For further information on the MC4C programme please contact Kirsty Barr on 01482 616218 or

Jade Smithson, a seamstress from east Hull, branched out into bag making two years ago as part of her apprenticeship with Child Dynamix, Jade says, “A friend gave me the idea to create a bag from a rugby shirt and it all started from there.”

Jade says ‘Since starting on the MC4C programme I have completed the ‘Big 13’ Enterprise Skills training which has improved my business skills, as well as giving me the opportunity to gain advice and support from other aspiring young entrepreneurs. I also receive one-to-one from my Youth Enterprise Advisor who has helped me to develop a solid Business Plan.

Jade is a professional seamstress and offers a dress-making and alteration services alongside her bag and accessories line. Customers can give a beloved sport shirt to Jade who will then turn it into a messenger bag or rucksack for £20, or they can pay £30 and have an item made from a shirt donated to the seamstress.

To read the full story, please click on the link; jade-smithson-case-study


Ryan was referred to the MC4C programme as he was looking for help and support for a particular business idea. Ryan knew he wanted to go down the self-employment route so that one day he could sit on a beach and run his business from a laptop, after catching the traveling bug from a trip to Thailand.

Ryan had an idea that he was very passionate about and was keen to seek advice about how he could develop his business and ‘do things properly’.

On top of Ryans 1:2:1 Business Support sessions to help him develop his business idea he has also played an active role and participated in the ‘Big 13’ enterprise Skills Training. Ryan says that ‘I have been taking part in the ‘Big 13’ Enterprise Skills training which has given me the opportunity to pitch my business idea to the group who have in turn given useful feedback/suggestions.’ As part of these sessions Ryan was able to pitch his Business idea to Karl Turner MP of Hull East and was awarded £100 towards his business idea from the JCYEB and the offer of on-going support from Karl who was keen to hear more about Ryan’s idea.

To read the full story, please click on the link; ryan-case-study