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Mentoring for Growth

Access to relevant skills, new experiences and fresh perspectives are key to long-term business improvement. Based on these foundations, we match leaders from small- and medium-sized businesses with expert mentors from some of the UK’s leading companies.

Backed by government, our Mentoring for Growth programme can be accessed as either a 12-week or 12-month model to suit your business needs.


“You can read all the books in the world, but it’s no substitute for talking to someone who’s actually done it and can share their own experience.”

Anton Hanley


How Mentoring for Growth works

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    Mentors are sourced from some of Britain's leading firms

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    You’ll go through a matching process to ensure the right compatibility

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    You’ll meet regularly to discuss business challenges and develop your leadership skills

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    You’ll have access to online resources and support to make your connection a success

Alison Ballard

“Mentoring doesn’t have to involve a major time commitment on either side. Even an hour a month is really valuable for both mentor and mentee – it’s a two-way learning experience.”

Alison Ballard

BAE Systems

Designed for busy people

  • Take part anywhere and anytime on our mentoring platform. All you need is an internet connection. The platform is also available as an app

  • Risk free confidential discussions. All mentors and mentees signup to closed discussions without liability and with mutual confidentiality

  • Learning or planning tailored to your needs. Mentor and Mentee set the goals for their relationship

  • Tailored to the level of time you want to invest. Choose between a 12 week or 12-month programme, with flexibility to set your time commitment to the relationship