The objective of this initiative is to help businesses find a mentoring organisation to suit their needs in a fast and easy way in the UK. mentorsme.co.uk also aims to raise awareness about the benefits of business mentoring through its library of online resources, which includes articles about mentoring and case studies of successful business mentoring relationships.
The free site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain. An easy-to-use search engine allows businesses to refine their searches according to the life stage of their business and their location in Britain.
The site also allows business professionals to offer their services as a business mentor via the mentoring organisations listed. Aspiring mentors may want to work in a particular area of Britain and have a particular area of expertise to offer. The search engine allows them to locate mentoring organisations that are the closest match to their profile.
The Portal is intended to provide interested parties with a single, easy to use search engine to locate organisations that provide mentor services to small businesses and those interested in starting a business.
mentorsme.co.uk is Britain’s first online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services. mentorsme.co.uk is operated by the Business Finance Taskforce, which has been set up by the British Bankers’ Association and is made up of five banks: Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander. The taskforce was established to help businesses access the finance they need to grow.
The objective is to help businesses find a mentoring organisation to suit their needs in a fast and easy way.
mentorsme.co.uk also aims to raise awareness about the benefits of business mentoring through its library of online resources, which includes articles about mentoring and case studies of successful business mentoring relationships.
Applicants should contact the provider direct to discuss any exclusions that may apply.
Mentorsme.co.uk welcomes applications from businesses that carry out mentoring services and from businesses looking for a mentor.
Applicants should ensure when completing their application that they have considered the mentorsme definition of mentoring and that they can provide evidence that their organisation is offering such a service.
Applicants will need to show evidence that they have mentors who have expertise in mentoring small businesses. This will include a robust and relevant selection, recruitment and induction programme.
Applicants will need to provide sufficient evidence of delivering a consistent quality mentoring offer.
Costs associated with eligible projects.