Firms across Carlisle are urged to help raise the aspirations of the city’s young people at an event later this year.

The Young Carlisle Ambassadors group is seeking expressions of interest from potential partners for the event, which aims to open youngsters’ eyes to the range of opportunities for living and working in the region as they get older and showcase the businesses, organisations and individuals who are encouraging the next generation.

Called Talent Connect, Young Carlisle Ambassadors want the event to challenge preconceived ideas by entertaining, involving and educating the young people who attend.

The committee said: “We want to shine a light on all the fantastic businesses and amazing jobs there are in our city and county; encouraging the next generation to explore these opportunities for themselves.”

It will take place in Carlisle city centre on September 21.

Businesses across the city are encouraged to get in touch if they can offer any of the following: Showcase, speakers, demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments or are willing to support the event.

The group, an offshoot of the successful Carlisle Ambassadors, met for its first scoping meeting in January.

The network of like-minded young people, aged between 10 and 22, want to play a full and active role in the future growth and development of the city.

Michelle Masters, Carlisle Ambassadors project lead, said: “This group of young people recognise the potential of the group and that they have a tremendous opportunity to develop and shape the city for their futures.”

For more information about the event and how to get involved, email or by May 30.