Mentoring for Growth

If you could collaborate with an experienced business leader, what would you ask?

In business, making the right calls at the right time is easier said than done. One proven way of increasing your chances of driving effective change is to use what has already worked in another successful business and adapt it to work in your own company.

At Be the Business we’ve hand-picked a team of senior-level mentors who want to share their experience, sector expertise and best practice with British small and medium-sized enterprises. And it’s completely fully-funded.

Unlike peer-to-peer mentoring, our mentors are from big multinationals, such as Siemens, GSK and the John Lewis Partnership. That means our programme is designed to focus on needs such as: tackling real challenges like IT investment or exporting, matching with the right experience set and pairing personalities that can work together.

Our impact so far


experienced mentors on the programme


mentor relationships established


satisfaction with the programme

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

Hear from some of our Mentoring for Growth programme participants

Our supporting partners

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

"A massive positive from being part of the programme is that we have had our best year for over a decade. We achieved last year’s turnover in 11 months and have made a profit for the year."

Liz Smith
MD, LG Davis

Discover how mentoring can be so transformational

"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

See how we match our mentor pairs

Focused on sharing actionable solutions to real problems, the programme carefully matches business leaders with the right experience to help meet important goals with SMEs wanting to reach the next level.

Learn more

Interested in becoming a mentee?

Visit our dedicated registration page where our delivery partner, The Growth Company, will guide you through the process to check suitability.

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Think you have the right experience to become a mentor?

Join Mentoring for Growth today and find out how your background could help a UK SME reach the next level.

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