Reap the benefits of business mentoring

Respected telecoms entrepreneur Matthew Riley will talk about the huge benefits of getting assistance from business mentors at the launch of the new Northern Mentoring Programme.

Matthew Riley
Matthew Riley

The programme, delivered by Community and Business Partners, will be available for any business, in any sector, anywhere in the North-West, enabling them to tap into an extensive bank of experienced and qualified business mentors.

Businesses are invited to join Community and Business Partners for the launch event which takes place on May 2nd, 9am to 1-30pm, at the EKM Offices in Fulwood, where company founder Antony Chesworth will join Matthew Riley from the Daisy Group as the event’s guest speakers.

Matthew, who has appeared as a judge on the popular BBC show, The Apprentice, and met with influential business leaders such as Sir Richard Branson, sees huge benefits in learning from mentors.

He said: “I have been lucky to have been afforded a wealth of advice from so many different people in varying capacities and I think it’s important to keep doing this as they are looking at things from a different perspective and with a different skill set.

“The Northern Mentoring Programme is a fantastic idea and I wish there had been something like this to access when I started out. I would strongly recommend all businesses to get involved.”

Jaydee Davis, operations manager at Community and Business Partners, added: “While businesses gained valuable mentoring support provided through programmes such as the BOOST mentoring programme that we deliver, a lot of these businesses were looking for continued support.

“This programme also allows us to reach out to those businesses that cannot access publically funded support, but who would still benefit from the mentoring.

“We have an extensive pool of talent and are able to provide mentoring expertise from all industry sectors and to all areas of a business such as finance, HR and sales to marketing, so it made perfect sense. The Northern Mentoring Programme will enable businesses to utilise different mentors with varying areas of specialism when they need it most.

"An independent, trusted mentor helps you to see and focus on the really specific challenges in your business and reap tangible bottom line benefits.”

Places for the event are limited, so it’s advisable to book your place now. Visit, email [email protected] or call 01254 291281