While learning by doing is one approach to running a business, there will always be times when you need to lean on the support of others...

Whether you have one go-to mentor or different people that you can speak to about specific subjects, leaning on the support and encouragement of people that have been in your position will give your business the best chance of growth.

Mentors act as a sounding board and prompt you into different ways of thinking.

Maximise your potential with our new Mentoring Programme

Our Mentoring Programme aims to connect businesses with experienced mentors that can help them develop their skills and performance.

The mentors are experienced in sectors ranging from technology and retail to hospitality and manufacturing.

We’ve already seen amazing results through this programme! Read all about the experiences of Carys Dorritt from The Polka, and Thalia Shaw of Sparkle Lighting.

Apply now for proactive support with your business challenges and to help your business reach the next level.

Once you have applied, we will work to pair you with a mentor that has experienced and overcome similar challenges to you. We will find someone who understands your needs and aspirations.

When a suitable mentor has been identified, we will provide you with their details, requesting that you arrange a meeting with them within a month to begin your journey with them.  You will have an initial 1-2 hour meeting with the mentor and further meetings can be arranged with your mutual agreement.

How to apply

There are two ways to take your first step on our Mentoring Programme:

  • Book in a chat with our Business Support Team and one of our Business Advisers will tell you what you need to know; or
  • Contact the via email, at or call 01494 927130