We have 2 new projects planned for implementation in 2019 that we are currently working towards.
International Volunteer Mentoring
A significant number of the small early stage businesses we have helped to support begin exporting and importing at an early stage in their businesses.
We are currently putting together a team of volunteers drawn from the ranks of people with business experience that are located in overseas locations who have an understanding of market conditions in those countries or have experience in international trade operating from the U.K. These volunteers will provide free mentoring to small early stage businesses in the South West that we support.
Meetings will be electronically arranged and mentors will subscribe to the values we have for volunteer mentors in the U.K.
Recognised Continuing Professional Development for Volunteer Mentors
Our CPD workshops are being reviewed, upgraded and extended for 2019.
We are seeking a recognised standard for them which will provide external certification should volunteers completing the workshops wish them.
The CPD workshops will remain free of charge to volunteer mentors we refer to.