At TSI we're passionate about informing and educating young people to help make sure they are equipping with the knowledge and skills they need to be confident and successful consumers, now and in the future.
Through our Young Consumers of the Year (YCOY) competition, now in its 29th year, tens of thousands of 14-17 year olds fight it out every year for the national YCOY crown and in the process improve their knowledge of important issues around consumer rights and responsibilities that is so vital to their wellbeing.
I'm delighted to say that Experian has supported YCOY for more than ten years and continues to be one its main backers. The advice, encouragement and support of Experian is of significant value to the institute and the YCOY competition. The students that have participated locally, regionally and nationally throughout the year of the competition will have all become wiser, more informed and more discerning consumers of goods and services, as will so many others connected to them – not least due to their knowledge of financial services, products and markets thanks to the Experian support.
Changes to the consumer landscape arising from Government policy and the growing complexities and demands of the marketplace serve to remind us all of the importance of informing and educating younger consumers. As a result, rarely can initiatives like YCOY have been so significant to those providing services and products as well as those buying them.
Leon Livermore, CEO Trading Standards Institute