Our programmes

We offer two programmes.  The first is our unique business mentoring programme for owners of SME businesses are currently trading and employ less than 25 employees.  The second is an accelerated mentoring programme specifically targeted at Start-ups.

Business Mentoring Programme

Our Business Mentoring Programme is for owners of SME businesses that are currently trading.

Mentors share their knowledge and experience, offer guidance, bring fresh perspectives and act as a sounding board for their clients.

Our Business Mentoring Programme is for business owners who want help to market or grow their business, implement a change in their business, or need a dose of inspiration to help deal with a particular challenge.

Find out more about the programme for existing businesses.

Start-up Mentoring Programme

The Start-up mentoring programme is a six month accelerated programme, for people who have a new business idea or are looking for help in starting a new business. 

Mentors with experience in business start-ups offer guidance, act as a sounding board to test the thinking of their Start-up client, and give the critical support you need in the development of a robust business plan.

Find out more about the programme to support start-up mentoring

Registering for a Mentor – The Process

  • Complete the online application form
  • The registration/administration fee entitles you to use the Start-up mentoring service for six months and the existing-business service for 12 months – this is the only cost, the mentoring you receive is free!
  • Your application is directed to the Mentor Manager nearest the location of your business
  • The Mentor Manager will contact you within 5 working days to discuss your application
  • The Mentor Manager will match you to a Mentor suited to your requirements
  • The mentor will contact you within 10 working days to arrange to meet – the mentor comes to you
  • The term of your relationship with a mentor depends on the objectives and goals you jointly agree upon – at any point you can contact your Mentor Manager for further assistance.