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Designed for busy people

Be the Business Mentoring matches leaders from small and medium-sized businesses with executives from some of the UK’s leading companies including Accenture, Amazon, John Lewis, Lloyds and Siemens.

You will be matched with an experienced mentor who will act as your sounding board. You will meet regularly to discuss business challenges and develop your leadership skills, making the most of access to online resources and support to make your connection a success.

The programme will offer you new experiences and fresh perspectives vital for long-term business improvement.

Backed by government, the Be the Business Mentoring programme can be accessed as either a 12-week or 12-month model to suit your needs.

This programme best fits business leaders of UK businesses with at least one year of trading and three full time employees, including the owner.

  • 1
    Benefit from working with an experienced leader to help improve your business
  • 2
    Gain an impartial advisor and sounding board
  • 3
    Develop your leadership and management skills
  • 4
    Explore new strategies and ideas for your business
  • 5
    Join a national network of like-minded business leaders
Choose the right programme for you


Focus on the long-term growth and development of your business​
Aim to meet every 4-6 weeks
Develop your business strategy and build your leadership skills working with an experienced mentor over an extended period
Work together to adopt your plans and meet new challenges across 12 months


Focus on shorter-term business goals and challenges
Aim to meet once a week
Use your mentor as a sounding board for current business decisions and immediate priorities
Make the most of a rapid intervention to help you quickly benefit from advice and an external perspective

Next steps

Where our mentors come from

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