Mentoring for Growth
Matching British SME leaders with an experienced business mentor to help them through expansion and improvement challenges is at the forefront of the Be the Business Mentoring for Growth programme.
Mentoring for Growth facilitates collaboration between mentors from big corporations and key decision makers, owners and Managing Directors from SME organisations. An open and honest exchange of ideas, expertise and experiences helps both shape the future direction an SME might take and provides important small business insights that mentors are able to take back into their own companies.
Supported by a network of companies from our Productivity Leadership Group, which can be seen below, Mentoring for Growth is a programme providing a calibre of mentors seldom seen in Britain. The programme is lead by our Growth Hub partners, who have great local knowledge and have developed a rigorous process to match prospective mentees with the best possible mentor.
Our mentors offer personal expertise, inspiration and practical advice on a one-to-one basis, from decision-making and business planning to talent acquisition and risk management, to help firms become more productive and overcome any potential barrier to economic growth. Have a look at interviews with two pairings in particular below.
One of the most powerful parts about Mentoring for Growth is the network of like-minded and experienced business leaders it creates. There are also quarterly “knowledge sharing” events, where mentors and mentees from around the UK come together, and an online community providing advice and content resources.
The use of mentoring is all part of our effort to encourage the sharing of best practice. Through learning from their peer group, business leaders throughout Britain will be better equipped to deal with the constantly-evolving set of challenges they face as small and medium-sized companies.
Want to join the programme?
If you are an SME business leader and interested in the Mentoring for Growth programme, please complete the form below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The team will get back to you as soon as possible.