Yvent: Helping young people from deprived backgrounds find their feet in the world and supporting them with opportunities in:

  • Event Hosting and Management
  • Brand Experience Marketing
  • Field Sales and Field Marketing
  • Retail Experience and Commercialisation
  • Digital Marketing and Virtual Events

In the next few months FMBE’s Frank Wainwright is going to formally launch his charity initiative Yvent.

Yvent is raising funds to support a number of youth development charities around the country, giving us the opportunity to have a national reach together with a local level of directed help and insight.

Working with a roster of charities will enable us to provide mentoring and support for individuals with an expressed interest in the events, sales, marketing and retail sectors.

We will secure mentors for these individuals help them to access education, seminars and advice from the events, marketing, sales and retail sectors.

Yvent will then look for work experience and placements areas such as:

Frank says: “Whilst researching charities to support for my Big Tour of England I became aware that the best charities working with young people create opportunities for young people who, once given the opportunity, grasp it with both hands. These individuals are keen to build structure into their lives going forwards. Many are extremely hard working. It struck me that the Events and FMBE industry that I represent is perfectly poised to give young people the opportunity to work on fabulous brand campaigns and as part of superb award winning teams.

Together as an industry we can provide a meaningful outlet for the talent and enthusiasm that these excellent charities enable.”