Business Support

Pilot Mentoring Programme

We’re giving 12 businesses of any size, age and sector the opportunity to work with a carefully selected, experienced and highly qualified business mentor for six months starting in January 2024. All mentors are ready and willing to help you grow your business, and we have some serious knowledge and expertise in our mentoring team.

Meeting for between 1hr and 1.5hrs each month from January to the end of June and with two in person networking/social events during the six months programme we’re charging a discounted, introductory offer of £595 per business for this great opportunity to take your business to the next level.

The role of a mentor is to encourage the personal and professional development of their mentee by sharing their knowledge, expertise and experience. The mentoring relationship is built on mutual trust, respect and communication. It involves both parties, meeting regularly to exchange ideas, discuss progress and set SMART goals for further development.

A mentor is a sounding board, a critical friend who provides ongoing, personalised guidance, is non-judgmental, supportive, challenging, a catalyst for ideas and a confidant – they have your interests at heart and will provide a safe, confidential space for you to talk about your business, giving you time to think about your business rather than always fighting fires within the business. Working with a mentor also takes away the isolation many small business owners feel and gives you the support needed to move your business onto the next level.

If you’re interested please email Lesley Robinson – with the following information:

  • Confirmation you can commit to the six meetings, one a month January through to June
  • What you are looking to achieve by working with a mentor
  • Your key objectives to achieve by Dec 2024

If you’d be interested in becoming part of the mentoring team again contact Lesley Robinson.

Meet our mentors