If you have experience in running a small business, or have senior management/ director experience in a larger company, for example, you may be interested in becoming a volunteer business mentor.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer mentor and our 2019 programme, please email in the first instance :
Volunteer mentors we have referred to have gained a good deal of satisfaction from providing voluntary help to small business owners.
Becoming a volunteer business mentor will usually open up a range of new challenges - no matter how experienced in business a mentor might be.
We provide workshops that are entirely free of charge to help equip volunteers to take on the role of mentor.
A range of follow up workshops offering continuing development (CPD) specifically designed for volunteer mentors in topical business areas are also provided to help ensure volunteers keep up to date.
We are currently working towards fully recognised accreditation for the entire volunteer mentor CPD programme with view to further enhancement of the quality of volunteer mentoring.
Free mentoring support to small businesses starting out is also made available at a number of trade events that are held throughout the South West.
Mentors with experience in the sectors are invited to spend time on a rota basis at the events - plenty of free tea, coffee and biscuits !throughout - more at food, drink and hospitality trade show events !