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Mentoring for Growth

Could your people benefit from lending their skills and experience to a small or medium-sized business?

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Do you work with senior leaders who would enjoy sharing their skills and experiences, learn from exposure to new sectors and return to their own roles with fresh perspectives? If so, the Mentoring for Growth programme could benefit them.

At Be the Business, we’re hand-picking a team of senior-level mentors who want to share their experience, sector expertise and best practice with British small and medium-sized enterprises.

We’re creating the UK’s most ambitious mentoring programme for the leaders of small and medium-sized businesses. Backed by government and supported by some of the UK’s leading businesses, the scheme is structured to give ongoing support and advice to participants.

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UPDATE: During the coronavirus outbreak, our priority is to keep our network of mentees, mentors and other partners as safe as possible. We therefore strongly advise all active pairings who have organised – or are in the process of organising – meetings, to conduct these over the phone or using online meeting tools. We want to do everything we can to help businesses through the immediate impact of coronavirus and help rebuild once it has passed. To this end, we have set up a hub of the best advice from government and private sector to help businesses cope. The hub includes responses to FAQs, explanations of government support available and daily updates. In the meantime, we recommend doing your best to continue contact by phone or online with your mentor/mentee so that support can continue to be given. If we can be of any further assistance during this time, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. You can get in touch by emailing or via your mentoring advisor.

How will our programme benefit your people and your organisation?

Your people will

• Develop and reinvigorate their own leadership and management skills

• Gain personal satisfaction

• Build an outside-in perspective

• Access a wealth of peer-to-peer learning through programme induction, events and webinars run throughout the year

Your organisation will

• Gain fresh perspectives on your own organisational challenges

• Develop and recognise key talent

• Exceed your CSR goals

• Join a movement of high-profile companies boosting British business for the benefit of the whole economy

How Mentoring for Growth works


Mentors are sourced from some of Britain's leading firms


SMEs need to have ten or more full-time employees and an annual turnover of at least £2m


Mentors and mentees go through rigorous pairing process to ensure long-term compatibility


Mentor pairings last for a year


Throughout the programme help is on hand to help pairings make the most out of the experience


Once finished SMEs get access to a group of like-minded business leaders

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Hear from some of our mentees on the value of working with their mentors

Our supporting partners

Well-known firms from around the UK are providing experienced mentors to the programme

"Mentoring for Growth has given my business access to high-quality expertise that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. Having an independent, emotionally-detached view of what is happening helps you to drill down on the important stuff."

Alex Anderson
MD, Koolmill

Develop your senior leaders and help UK SMEs reach their full potential

To find out more about the Mentoring for Growth programme, complete your details below.

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