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Could mentoring for growth be right for you?

Be the Business in collaboration with the Growth Company are delivering a national mentoring programme to SME businesses aimed at bridging the productivity gap which has been identified between the SME and the corporate market. 

This is a great programme to support the growth of companies and senior decision-makers, that has been running since 2018. It is a fully funded programme by BEIS so no cost to mentees or mentors.

Mentoring for Growth will enable SME leaders to be matched to a corporate senior/executive leader who have an abundance of expertise at a national and global level. The mentors (including CEOs and Directors) are from companies such as BAE Systems, GSK, Siemens, Cisco, Amazon, KPMG, Ernst & Young, McKinsey’s, BT, Accenture, and John Lewis and Partners.

Engaging with a mentor can provide specific industry knowledge and bring a wider perspective to boost personal and business development. Typically, businesses who engage with a mentor find that the external input positively impacts future growth.

Is Mentoring for Growth right for you?

  • You’re a senior decision-maker with influence over the direction of your business
  • You’ve got more than 10+ full time employees and a turnover more than £2m*
  • You’re open to getting advice and support to help your business succeed
  • You’re facing one or more tough growth challenges

If you answered yes to the above, then Mentoring for Growth could be perfect for you.

*A business case can be created if a business falls below the above eligibility criteria (8 FTE’s & £1.5M T/O or 6 FTE’s & £1.2M T/O)

Registration as a mentee is via the I-Mentor portal at the following link:

Find out more via these videos!

National Launch of the Be the Business - Mentoring for Growth Programme

John Lewis chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield explains why access to expert advice and support is crucial if the UK is to overcome is productivity problems  

David Lowe and Liz Smith share how their mentor/mentee relationship has helped Liz and her business