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Mentoring and Networking

Success in business is all about moving forward and never standing still. However, making the right changes in the right way to deliver results is easier said than done. One way of increasing your chances of driving successful change is to use what has already worked in another successful business and adapt it to work in your own company.

Developed and supported by some of the UK’s leading firms, Be the Business’s Mentoring for Growth is all about helping businesses like yours to share and benefit from the simple and easy practices that support improved performance.

Unlike peer-to-peer mentoring, the Be the Business Mentoring for Growth programme has been designed to support business leaders who feel that they would benefit from accessing the experience and knowledge of a mentor from a larger multi-national business. These are businesses like Siemens, GSK or the John Lewis Partnership. Focused on sharing actionable solutions, the programme will carefully match you to a business leader who has the right experience to help meet important goals and take your business to the next level. The programme will come at no cost to you.

Mentors are selected based on the expertise you and your business require, which may include:

Function expertise i.e. human resources, marketing, operations
Sector expertise i.e. manufacturing, retail, services
Life-stage expertise i.e. entering new markets, M&A, scaling up

In addition, significant effort is put into ensuring that the personality and learning styles of you and your mentor are complementary, so that you get the most out of the relationship.



Over the course of your tailored programme you and your mentor will commit to face-to-face and virtual monthly sessions that are aimed at building trust, getting to root of the opportunity you are facing and providing you with access to their experience and know how. This will help build an action plan that will take your business to the next level.

If you are interested in finding out more simply contact mentoring@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

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