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Boost Growth Mentoring

Successful business owners need a mentor by their side. And through our hugely successful and fully funded Growth Mentoring programme, you too can have a mentor working alongside you, giving you access to specialist knowledge and experience when you need it the most.

What are the benefits of the programme?

  • Spend more time on rather than in your business
  • Support your business through change management
  • Increase your business knowledge and experience
  • Maximise your business performance
  • Improve your problem-solving abilities
  • Build your confidence
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Widen your network of business contacts
  • Have someone to turn to in times of stress

What does the programme entail?

Growth Mentoring is a fully funded programme where your business is matched with a successful businessperson who’ll support you to tackle the challenges that you are facing in managing and growing your business. These challenges could include business planning, finance, sales, marketing, exporting or human resource management.

Following an initial review, we will identify your business and personal goals and match you with a suitable mentor based on your sector, personality profile and goals. You choose how you want the support to be delivered; one-to one or in a group, where and when, and how frequent.

The mentor will share their knowledge, experience and skills to help you develop your own Growth Action Plan. They will then work with you to put the plan into action and address any barriers that may arise.

Working with a mentor helps you take focused time out to work on the business, rather than in the business, developing a growth strategy and clear business development goals.

With more than 300 mentors, that we personally match for you, based on skills, industry experience and personality , we’re sure we have someone with the skills and experience to be a sounding board for you to test ideas on, and to offer a different perspective on your business.

We’ve already helped more than 1,000 businesses to grow and we consistently receive strong feedback from our clients.

Our team of mentors have a wide range of skills and experience in all aspects of business with specialisms to ensure we match you with the mentor best suited for your needs. Whether you need a focused strategy or just someone to share ideas with, concerns or be a sounding board we have the right mentor for you. From recessions to acquisitions, with hundreds of years of collective experience within business, their experience and support to you really is invaluable.

"Tim was very helpful pointing out our areas of weakness and then we were able to prioritise and deal with most urgent matters. The key and main benefit of his mentoring was it gave us clear direction instead of ‘running around like a headless chicken’ and not achieving anything we now have focus."

Stephen Smith, Bridge Street Stone Ltd

Who is the programme for?

Lancashire-based ambitious individuals and SME* businesses more than 3 years old.
As the programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund some sector restrictions apply. Further details on request. 

(*SME – Small to Medium Enterprises must employ fewer than 250 full-time people with a turnover of less than €50m or balance sheet of €43m.)

How does it work?

Contact Boost on 0800 488 0057 or complete the form on this page and a member of our team will contact you for an initial discussion.

We will book an appointment for one of our advisers to come out and meet you at your premises, a mutually convenient location or online via your preferred technology platform.

An initial review will identify your business and personal development goals.

You choose how you want the support to be delivered (one-to-one or in a group, where and when is best to meet, how frequent the sessions should be) over a four-month period.

You’ll be matched with a suitable mentor based on your goals.

Who delivers the programme?

The programme is delivered by Community and Business Partners and Orvia, which have successfully delivered mentoring programmes for more than 40 years. All mentors work to the International Standards of Mentoring Programmes in Employment (ISMPE) gold standard and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) code of ethics.

“My mentor helped me find the confidence to ride the wave of Covid-19, empowering me to find different ways of thinking and new choices.“

Jackie Bennett Shaw, Marzipan PR

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