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Rapid Response Mentoring

Looking for an opportunity to be mentored by a leading SME director?

In partnership with Be the Business, the IoD is giving members access to the brains, businesses and boardrooms of our Chartered Directors, Fellows and beyond, through a virtual Mentoring for Growth programme.

IoD members are leaders in business all over the world, so whether you’re looking for advice on expanding into a new market – or a new office – becoming a non-executive director or just want a fresh take on your existing strategy from a neutral pair of eyes, the opportunities to connect with other directors and expand your skillset are endless.

Be the Business is the UK’s most ambitious mentoring programme for SME directors. Backed by government, the scheme is structured to give ongoing support and advice to participants.

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How our 12-week mentoring programme works


12-week support intervention to deal with acute business challenges


Suggested weekly calls or online meetings of 1-2 hours


Mentors are sourced from some of Britain's leading firms


This programme is particularly suited to SMEs with an annual turnover of £500k or more


Mentors and mentees go through a rapid pairing process that ensures compatibility


Participation in virtual groups and webinars covering support on relevant topics

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Hear from businesses that have worked with Be the Business mentors

What happens now?

We hope you will go ahead and register to find a mentor. If you do, this is what you can expect.

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Interested in finding a mentor?

If you own or lead a small or medium-sized business and would welcome some help and support over the next few months, you can register now using the button below.

This programme is particularly well-suited to companies with annual turnover of at least £500k and five or more employees. 

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For further information, or if you have any issues registering, please contact

Our supporting partners

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

Discover how mentoring can be transformational

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