Mentoring for Growth

Fully funded mentoring from successful business leaders to SME decision-makers.

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To help businesses navigate a way through challenging times, Be the Business are providing fully funded mentoring from successful business leaders to SME decision-makers. As the programme is Government funded by BEIS (Business, Energy, Innovation and Strategy), there is no cost to mentees.

Mentoring will focus on each individual and their business needs and can cover a range of issues including; scenario planning, business strategy, planning, finance, HR and staffing, business development, supply chain and change / transformation management.

Mentors give their time and support for FREE and include experts from leading organisations like BAE Systems, Siemens, CISCO, GSK, KPMG, Accenture, Lloyds Bank, BT, The John Lewis, Partnership, and Amazon. Currently we have a large number of experienced senior managers from BAE Systems who are ready to act as mentors to support businesses like yours.

Be the Business work with businesses that aspire to grow, or where we can help safeguard jobs. They do not normally work with sole traders. The Growth Company are the national partner for Be the Business, working with them collaboratively to deliver this key mentoring for Growth programme.

In a nutshell Be the Business can provide your business:

  • Tailored, one-to-one support from a senior executive in a leading firm
  • Your own mentor carefully matched with your specific needs and objectives

No book, training course or webinar can give you the same benefits:

  • A fresh perspective on your challenges and opportunities
  • A neutral sounding board to talk through your own ideas
  • Greater confidence in tough decisions you need to make
  • A safe space to share for your own worries and concerns
  • Steering you towards solutions not telling you what to do

Sound interesting? Please contact Andrew Cleobury (Mentoring Advisor – Midlands) by email: [email protected] or phone: 07407 425677

Further information and useful links

“What is Be the Business?”

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Case study: An insight into a mentoring for Growth programme relationship

FAQs for Mentees and Mentors

Please see FAQ’s here.


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