Our Mentoring programme (previously called Mentoring for Growth) seeks to raise productivity by improving management and leadership practices in SMEs through connecting SME leaders (mentees) with business leaders from top-tier firms (mentors).
The mentoring aims to improve management and leadership capabilities of individuals and, in turn, improve firm level performance and productivity.
This page features both process and impact evaluation reports.
SQW, working with Belmana, were commissioned by Be the Business to undertake a process evaluation of the programme – to assess its implementation and scale up going forward. In addition, it sought to capture evidence of early effects on programme participants: individual mentees and mentors and their respective organisations.
SQW were then commissioned to undertake an impact evaluation of the programme. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the performance of the programme following its pilot and subsequent scale up, testing how the programme has delivered against its objective of improving firm performance and productivity through management and leadership practices – in line with the programme logic model and theory of change.