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WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? THE BENEFITS OF MENTORING FOR THE MENTOR

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? THE BENEFITS OF MENTORING FOR THE MENTOR

June 2016

Kash Bhagwat-Brown explains why he is involved with mentoring.
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MENTORING FOR CONFIDENCE AND GROWTH

MENTORING FOR CONFIDENCE AND GROWTH

June 2016

HouseSitMatch owner, Lamia Walker and her mentor, Kash Bhagwat-Brown explain how the FSE Mentoring Programme has benefitted them both.
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Let’s Do Mentoring helps entrepreneur to create jobs and treble turnover

Let’s Do Mentoring helps entrepreneur to create jobs and treble turnover

April 2016

Young entrepreneur Kyle Raffo has seen the creative agency he set up as a teenager reach a landmark 10,000 customers.
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Spotlight on…Sharon Goodyer

Spotlight on…Sharon Goodyer

March 2016

The IOEE's member base is incredibly diverse, with people from all walks of life signed-up to enjoy the privilege, services and benefits associated with it.
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Nichola English Shares Her Journey To Becoming The Wardrobe Provocateur

Nichola English Shares Her Journey To Becoming The Wardrobe Provocateur

March 2016

Nichola English is the Wardrobe Provocateur. Newcastle-based Nichola's unique business combines style insights, sartorial advice and one-to-one life coaching.
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Mentoring for a business that cares

Mentoring for a business that cares

March 2016

Michelle Smith and her business partner Tina Churchill are both registered nurses with a wealth of experience in palliative care. They set up their business, Who Supports You, earlier this year.
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HR Director goes it alone

HR Director goes it alone

March 2016

Lynn Colledge, who became an HR professional in 1990, worked her way up to achieve her driving ambition to be an HR Director in 2005
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A Fashion Forward Enterprise

A Fashion Forward Enterprise

March 2016

Jyoti Sheath, a 32-year-old Londoner with over a decade's experience of working in fashion, is currently preparing to go it alone in the industry.
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Clare Garner Shares Her Entrepreneurial Journey So Far

Clare Garner Shares Her Entrepreneurial Journey So Far

March 2016

“Ultimately, I want to be the market leader. That’s my big ambition”
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The last few years have been tough for our industry, but I’m positive about the future

The last few years have been tough for our industry, but I’m positive about the future

March 2016

Christine Bewley, MD of Aycliffe Fabrications, was one of three business owners invited to meet with the Cabinet Office recently when they visited the SFEDI and IOEE offices in County Durham.
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Mentor helps Stafford business and MD to plan a healthy future

Mentor helps Stafford business and MD to plan a healthy future

December 2015

Taking time out may seem a pipe dream for many small business owners. But working with a mentor to achieve a better work-life balance has helped Paul Walters plot a clear path to success for Stafford Industrial Supplies.
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Dragon slayer Levi gives a dose of Reggae Reggae inspiration to Let’s Do Mentoring audience

Dragon slayer Levi gives a dose of Reggae Reggae inspiration to Let’s Do Mentoring audience

July 2015

“Be you, but be the best of you” was the key message from Levi Roots at a special Let’s Do Mentoring event.
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Furniture Medic

Furniture Medic

July 2015

Ben Jones (left) heads up the Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders franchise of Furniture Medic – specialists in re-upholstering furniture for commercial clients.
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Murray and Duncan mediators

Murray and Duncan mediators

June 2015

Scottish Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the British Bankers' Association (BBA), provide a mentoring service to growing businesses in Scotland, where business leaders are mentored by experienced and skilled professionals from the banking industry.
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Unique nursery makes giant strides forward with the support of Let’s Do Mentoring

Unique nursery makes giant strides forward with the support of Let’s Do Mentoring

June 2015

Small Steps Day Nursery has taken huge leaps forward on the road to success with the support of Let’s Do Mentoring.
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Let’s Do Mentoring Female Showcase

Let’s Do Mentoring Female Showcase

June 2015

“a fabulous, generous, informative event full of intelligent, serious & committed business women”
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FUTURE OF HOLISTIC START-UP LOOKS HEALTHY FOLLOWING ENTERPRISE MENTORING SUPPORT

FUTURE OF HOLISTIC START-UP LOOKS HEALTHY FOLLOWING ENTERPRISE MENTORING SUPPORT

March 2015

A new London-based personal development and wellbeing start-up is expanding rapidly and recruiting new IT and marketing teams, following enterprise mentoring support from Lloyds Bank.
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ENTERPRISE MENTORING HELPS BOOST SOUTH WEST SMES

ENTERPRISE MENTORING HELPS BOOST SOUTH WEST SMES

March 2015

Two ambitious South West businesses are expanding rapidly and boosting their operations following enterprise mentoring support from Lloyds Bank.
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Brewing up a business success with Let’s Do Mentoring

Brewing up a business success with Let’s Do Mentoring

January 2015

Selling beer is a passion for Will and Gill Sherwin.
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Sigma Aldrich

Sigma Aldrich

January 2015

Through the continued gathering of evidence of its impact, Business Mentoring Scotland has been shown to massively benefit mentees that join up to be mentored.
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Plan Bee

Plan Bee

January 2015

Business Mentoring Scotland is a business growth tool delivered by Scottish Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and is provided at zero cost to mentored businesses.
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Moirs Cleaning

Moirs Cleaning

January 2015

Interviews with successful entrepreneurs inform us that at some stage of their development, most have sought out a mentor.
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THE FUTURE LOOKS SWEET FOR CUMBRIAN CHOCOLATE PRODUCER

THE FUTURE LOOKS SWEET FOR CUMBRIAN CHOCOLATE PRODUCER

January 2015

One of the Lake District’s most popular confectionary shops is growing rapidly and expanding its offering following enterprise mentoring support.
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Digital champions biTjAM grow with the help of Let’s Do Mentoring

Digital champions biTjAM grow with the help of Let’s Do Mentoring

December 2014

From unorthodox beginnings as a digital music collective, biTjAM has evolved into an innovative technology business.
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KILMARNOCK SOCIAL ENTERPRISE EXPANDS FOLLOWING MENTORING SUPPORT

KILMARNOCK SOCIAL ENTERPRISE EXPANDS FOLLOWING MENTORING SUPPORT

December 2014

A social enterprise in East Ayshire that provides work experience and training opportunities to disadvantaged groups, will be expanding following the support of enterprise mentoring from Bank of Scotland.
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Real Rider

Real Rider

December 2014

Launched in February 2013, REALRIDER® is an industry-first online platform with a route recording and safety-based app for motorcyclists; the first of its kind to detect if a rider has had a crash and notify the NHS, who can send an ambulance to the rider's last known GPS location. Co founder Zoe Farrington is the key driver and CEO of the business.
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Dunnet Bay Distillers

Dunnet Bay Distillers

December 2014

Inspired by the legend of Vikings foraging on the North East coast cliffs for Rhodiola Rosea, Dunnet Bay Distillers was founded in 2013 by Martin and Claire Murray, and in the summer of 2014 they plan to bring to market their unique new botanical flavored spirit - Rock Rose Gin.
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Four Sqaure

Four Sqaure

December 2014

Heather Arni, shown above, is chief executive of Edinburgh based homelessness charity Four Square.
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Bessacarr Dog Walking

Bessacarr Dog Walking

November 2014

Not enough time to walk your dog? Let Bessacarr Dog Walking do it for you..
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Freeze Pro Shop

Freeze Pro Shop

November 2014

Al Conroy is owner of Freeze Pro Shop, an Edinburgh based independent retailer that provides outdoor sportswear, specialising in ski-ing, snowboarding, and surfing.
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Full steam ahead for Iron Maidens as business mentor helps to smooth a pathway to growth

Full steam ahead for Iron Maidens as business mentor helps to smooth a pathway to growth

October 2014

A commercial and domestic laundry is building a bright future with the help of a business mentor.
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Storage experts create space for growth with mentoring support

Storage experts create space for growth with mentoring support

September 2014

Young entrepreneur Alastair Machin is growing his storage and shredding business with the help of guidance from an experienced mentor.
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Rennie Fabrication

Rennie Fabrication

August 2014

Mentoring began between mentor Grant Eckersley and Malcolm Rennie of Rennie Fabrication in early 2013. Malcolm Rennie founded his Moray based steel fabrication business in 2002 after a career spent mainly as a trained mechanical engineer in the oil and gas industry. Rennie Fabrication offer domestic and commercial manufactured steel products, ranging from garden gates and street lamps to stainless steel pipe work for use in distilleries and the bio mass heating industry.
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Gael Holiday Homes

Gael Holiday Homes

August 2014

Gael Holiday Homes is a web based business providing high quality holiday home and self - catering accommodation on a rental basis, started by husband and wife duo Les and Sheila Robinson in 2007, initially as a property management company but quickly growing to include rental bookings - now the business’ primary focus.
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Border Crossing Media

Border Crossing Media

August 2014

Border Crossing Media help companies design digital products and services for people. The business was founded in 2006 and specialises in user experience design and web development. The directors and business partners were looking for the right form of assistance to assist in managing early stage business growth to enable them to become more confident and relaxed about the prospects of expansion.
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Bookbinders are bound for success with help from mentors

Bookbinders are bound for success with help from mentors

July 2014

Business mentors have been helping Design Bindings almost every step of the way since the successful family business was launched three years ago.
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Mentoring clinic offers support for fledgling businesses

Mentoring clinic offers support for fledgling businesses

July 2014

New business owners learned from business coaches and mentors at a special event.
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William Tracey Recycling & Resource Management Group

William Tracey Recycling & Resource Management Group

July 2014

Senior business development manager Jim Brown, of William Tracey - one of the UK’s leading recycling and resource management companies - was approached by Business Mentoring Scotland executive Linda Perry at a Renfrewshire chamber business event in December 2011, with mentoring beginning with his mentor Fred Bogacki (shown right), a short time later.
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AC Gold Energy

AC Gold Energy

July 2014

AC Gold Energy is an electrical engineering company that has expanded into related markets including renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions since it began trading in Stirling in 2004.
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NEO Environmental

NEO Environmental

July 2014

NEO Environmental is a multidisciplinary consultancy that provides technical solutions and specialist integrated services for the successful consent of renewable energy and infrastructural projects across the UK and Ireland.
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Say hello with LiGo

Say hello with LiGo

June 2014

liGo is a smart telephony provider set up in Glasgow over 10 years ago, and has grown and expanded over the years to meet a wide range of tech needs, offering scalable solutions to meet the demands of SMB’s and consumers in the UK, Germany and France.
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Take 3 initiative

Take 3 initiative

June 2014

Mike Rae (shown right), director at Feorlin Ltd, and board member of Fife Alcohol Support Service and Tayside Council on Alcohol, has been a mentor through Business Mentoring Scotland for over four years now.
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B-DACS Air Conditioning Services

B-DACS Air Conditioning Services

June 2014

Business Mentoring Scotland has found its latest advocate in the form of Diane Drummond, co-owner of B-Dacs, a Glasgow based provider of Air Conditioning installation and related services for industrial, commercial, and domestic clients.
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Mentor helps spark new life at electrical contractor

Mentor helps spark new life at electrical contractor

May 2014

Electrical contractors Mark Wardle is set to recruit up to 10 new staff following a dramatic turnaround in fortunes.
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VIDEO Case Study: Rockstar Mentee: Gillian Elcock

VIDEO Case Study: Rockstar Mentee: Gillian Elcock

May 2014

Here, Gillian explains live in front of 70 guests how she is finding the Rockstar Level 2 package so far.
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Melo World: Rockstar Mentee

Melo World: Rockstar Mentee

May 2014

Rockstar Mentee, Belinda Moore explains why her mentor has been so valuable to her business.
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MUTANT LABS SCOOPS INNOVATION AWARD WITH SUPPORT FROM LLOYDS BANK MENTOR

MUTANT LABS SCOOPS INNOVATION AWARD WITH SUPPORT FROM LLOYDS BANK MENTOR

April 2014

An award winning mobile app and game developer has credited the ongoing support it receives from a Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking mentor for boosting its success as it moves to pursue growth opportunities overseas.
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Rockstar Mentee: Parmi Jutlay, Continu Ink

Rockstar Mentee: Parmi Jutlay, Continu Ink

April 2014

Parmi Jutlay talks about his mentoring experience with Rockstar
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SUPPORT FOR NEW AND INNOVATIVE SCHOOL IN MILTON KEYNES

SUPPORT FOR NEW AND INNOVATIVE SCHOOL IN MILTON KEYNES

April 2014

The Redshift Academy supported by Lloyds Banking Group, will be setting up a new 16‐19 Free School specialising in digital and creative media and entrepreneurship. This will give young people the skills they need to equip them for future employment.
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Peter Rawson, Rockstar Mentor on 3 mentee’s businesses

Peter Rawson, Rockstar Mentor on 3 mentee’s businesses

April 2014

Peter Rawson gives 3 examples here of how he has mentored 3 different mentees businesses out of signficant problems.
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LLOYDS BANKING GROUP SUPPORTS THIRD SECTOR SUCCESS WITH MENTORING IN NORTHERN IRELAND

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP SUPPORTS THIRD SECTOR SUCCESS WITH MENTORING IN NORTHERN IRELAND

April 2014

A unique partnership has been formed between Lloyds Banking Group and Chief Officers 3rd Sector (CO3) to offer a new mentoring service to support the wider business community through charities and social enterprises.
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Patricia McNelly on her mentors Roddy Campbell & Jonathan Pfahl

Patricia McNelly on her mentors Roddy Campbell & Jonathan Pfahl

April 2014

Here, Rockstar Mentee Paricial McNelly describes what she likes best about working with Rockstar Mentor Roddy Campbell and Rockstar MD, Jonathan Pfahl… In short, “Bloody Marvelous!”
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ENTERPRISE MENTORING HELPS CREATE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR LONDON’S START UP ETHICAL BRAND

April 2014

A new ethical brand based in the heart of London has recently launched following enterprise mentoring support from Lloyds Banking Group.
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Max Wright, Rockstar Mentor helps an early stage training business

Max Wright, Rockstar Mentor helps an early stage training business

April 2014

Max Wright explains how a new niche training business that had been rejected by a number of angel investors was restructred by Max and turned into a profitable company.
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SOUTH WEST’S LEADING MENTOR HONOURED WITH NATIONAL AWARD

SOUTH WEST’S LEADING MENTOR HONOURED WITH NATIONAL AWARD

April 2014

Winners announced at the annual Celebrating Enterprise Awards, held at the House of Commons. South-West mentor from Lloyds Banking Group scoops prestigious accolade.
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Russell Wynn-Jones, Rockstar Mentor and 3 mentees businesses

Russell Wynn-Jones, Rockstar Mentor and 3 mentees businesses

April 2014

Here Rockstar Mentor Russell Wynn Jones explains how he helped 3 mentees’ businesses turn yearly losses to profits!
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LONDON ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES PIONEERING GRADUATE TRAINING BUSINESS FOLLOWING MENTORING SUPPORT

April 2014

A forward-thinking entrepreneur from London has launched a graduate training business with the support of enterprise mentoring from Lloyds Banking Group.
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Norman Jackson, Rockstar Mentor and Secretarial recruitment company

Norman Jackson, Rockstar Mentor and Secretarial recruitment company

April 2014

In this case study, Rockstar mentor Norman Jackson explains how he assisted a £2m turnover recruitment business in its acquisition and increased its turnover to £7m within 5 years.
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LLOYDS BANKING GROUP LAUNCHES NEW MENTORING PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT DISABLED ENTREPRENEURS

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP LAUNCHES NEW MENTORING PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT DISABLED ENTREPRENEURS

April 2014

Lloyds Banking Group has joined forces with the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) and charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, to launch a new enterprise mentoring qualification designed to support disabled entrepreneurs across the UK.
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Eden Pet Foods create jobs and new opportunities with Let’s Do Mentoring

Eden Pet Foods create jobs and new opportunities with Let’s Do Mentoring

February 2014

A Staffordshire company is achieving its dual goals of providing a uniquely healthy diet for the UK’s dogs and cats, while building a growing business.
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Paul Comyn, Rockstar Mentor and Southnews PLC

Paul Comyn, Rockstar Mentor and Southnews PLC

February 2014

Here, Rockstar Mentor, Paul Comyn explains how he bought into a regional newpaper during a management buy in for 3m pounds and helped build it up to a tradesale. It sold 13 years later for 285m pounds.
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INSPIRING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BENEFITS FROM MENTORING SUPPORT

INSPIRING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BENEFITS FROM MENTORING SUPPORT

February 2014

Ken White runs a social enterprise called Youth Education Project (YEP!) which provides alternative education to young people from across Leicestershire. The young people that benefit from its courses are those that are excluded from school, have been referred by the Youth Offending Service, and NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
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DIGITAL ENTREPRENEUR BOOSTS BUSINESS AND WINS NEW CLIENTS FOLLOWING MENTORING SUPPORT

DIGITAL ENTREPRENEUR BOOSTS BUSINESS AND WINS NEW CLIENTS FOLLOWING MENTORING SUPPORT

February 2014

A budding digital entrepreneur from Edinburgh is expanding his online property website and developing his business model with the support of enterprise mentoring from Lloyds Banking Group and the Scottish Chamber of Commerce.
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Andrea paints a bright future with the help of Let’s Do Mentoring

Andrea paints a bright future with the help of Let’s Do Mentoring

December 2013

Talented artist Andrea Siegertsz spends her time painting super heroes and fantasy princesses.
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LLOYDS BANK COMMERCIAL BANKING AND PRIME CYMRU OFFER A HELPING HAND TO ENTREPRENEURS AGED OVER 50

December 2013

A series of free training courses and mentoring support hosted by PRIME Cymru and supported by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking aims to encourage the entrepreneurial ambitions of over-50s in Wales.
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Social Enterprise Company gets to grips with social media thanks to help from business mentor

Social Enterprise Company gets to grips with social media thanks to help from business mentor

November 2013

A Community Interest Company is working towards building a wide client base with the help of a business mentor.
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Ready to go mentoring

Ready to go mentoring

October 2013

SCA Management Consulting is delighted to be listed as a Business Mentoring organisation on Mentorsme portal.
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Mentoring support for Stix for soft drinks manufacturer

October 2013

One of the UK’s brightest graduate entrepreneurs is enhancing his business model with the help of mentoring guidance from Lloyds Banking Group.
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Applied Arts

August 2013

Dorota Grabkowska a young designer and Carl Beardon a Barclay’s manager and business mentor were brought together in May 2012 by their local mentoring organisation, IOEE.
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What happens when… a property business owner meets a bank mentor

What happens when… a property business owner meets a bank mentor

August 2013

Divian Mistry already had a well established business when he found out about the opportunity to source a mentor from the banking sector.
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Marylebone Interiors

Marylebone Interiors

August 2013

After an initial meeting in which mentee and mentor learnt more about each other, it was agreed that a fruitful mentoring partnership was in the making.
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Yves Homemade

Yves Homemade

August 2013

Lauren contacted WBC seeking some support from a mentor as she had an impending business meeting to attend.
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SpacePink

SpacePink

August 2013

SpacePink is an independent company specialising in Homesearch (for all buyers), Rentals and Property Management for tenants and landlords.
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De Novo Arts

De Novo Arts

August 2013

De Novo Arts works with the contemporary arts producing high quality digital content and films. The company films events and promotional videos, edits works, post production and media consultation.
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A Breath of New Life for Children Suffering with Motor Disabilities

August 2013

Breathe Arts Health Research, the social enterprise developing creative approaches to tackle healthcare issues, has designed a new therapy to help young people suffering from hemiplegia.
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Oxfordshire business benefits from mentoring session with Lloyds TSB Commercial Group Director

August 2013

After being crowned winner of the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards in March, YASA Motors, the Oxford-based manufacturer of high performance electric motors for hybrid and electric cars, received part of its prize – a mentoring session with leading figures from Lloyds TSB Commercial.
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Social Enterprise Organisation Gets Enterprise Mentoring Insight

August 2013

A London-based social innovations development company receives mentoring support from Business in the Community and Lloyds TSB Commercial to grow its new business incubation programme.
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Regalcrafts Ltd

Regalcrafts Ltd

July 2013

Regalcrafts Ltd is a business with one sole director and 2 part time volunteers. Issues were mainly marketing and time management
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Daymedia

Daymedia

July 2013

The business was doing ok and growing organically, with little direction or planning. I wanted to get some opinions on where I could take the business and how to improve it.
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Plymouth’s Leading Digital Company Grows with Mentoring Support

Plymouth’s Leading Digital Company Grows with Mentoring Support

June 2013

A fast-growing digital design company led by a group of Plymouth University graduates is expanding rapidly with the help of business mentoring support.
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Entrepreneur finds mentors offer a crafty way to help

April 2013

A Knitting and crafts shop in Swindon has expanded with the help of mentoring support from Business Mentors South West and Lloyds TSB Commercial.
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Entrepreneur finds mentors offer a crafty way to help

March 2013

A Knitting and crafts shop in Swindon has expanded with the help of mentoring support from Business Mentors South West and Lloyds TSB Commercial.
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Growth in Store for Employment Coaching and Training Business

March 2013

A Plymouth employment training and coaching company is set to launch new programmes after using mentoring support from Lloyds TSB Commercial and Business Mentors South West.
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Swansea Language Company Translates Mentoring into Growth

March 2013

An award-winning language services company in Swansea has expanded and is planning to open new offices with the help of mentoring support from the PRIME Cymru mentoring agency and Lloyds TSB Commercial.
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Wayne Hiley

January 2013

I am a mentor for Lisa Holmes*, Principal and founding partner of a small firm of solicitors in Cheshire. The firm is focused on accident and injury claims, employment law and medical negligence.
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Physio-logical

Physio-logical

January 2013

Physio-logical is a physiotherapy, back pain, sports injury and acupuncture clinic providing high quality, hands on and patient focussed physiotherapy for Portsmouth, Havant, Basingstoke and Hampshire.
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EDA Case Study - Effective Business Mentoring and CSR: A Case Study of the 12/8 Group

December 2012

This case study describes the work of the 12/8 Group, a peer-to-peer business mentoring initiative involving six growth orientated African-Caribbean owned small firms.
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Rapid expansion as utilities firm digs in for skills and new jobs

Rapid expansion as utilities firm digs in for skills and new jobs

December 2012

Fast-growing Ryeland Developments israpidly making a name for itself as aleading contractor to some of the country’s biggest utilities companies.
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Manna from Devon

Manna from Devon

September 2012

“We are an award-winning cookery school in South Devon and at the point we contacted Business Mentors South West we were uncertain about the next stage for growing our business.
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Greyblue Ltd

September 2012

My mentee is Phil Gardner of Greyblue Ltd., a company specialising in lighting design and installation for the residential market as well as corporate. Phil also undertakes consultancy work in the Middle East.
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My Tots Kitchen

My Tots Kitchen

September 2012

My Tots Kitchen shows the way in helping families feed their babies and children.
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Momentum Coaching

Momentum Coaching

September 2012

When Kevin Arnold was made redundant after 30 years with the same company, he decided to turn his life long interest in personal development and empowerment into a new career and follow his dream of running his own business.
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Site Project Services Ltd

September 2012

My mentee is Paul Litten, who runs Site Project Services Ltd., a commercial cleaning service based in Warrington.
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National Literacy Trust

National Literacy Trust

September 2012

The organisation I have been mentoring is the National Literacy Trust (NLT), a UK-registered charity which aims to improve literacy rates among school children across the UK.
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Trust is the basis of successful mentoring

Trust is the basis of successful mentoring

August 2012

When the responsibility of running the family business fell squarely on the unsuspecting shoulders of David Jones, he turned to a well-liked and highly respected Mentor to help him find the resources within himself that he needed.
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Hampshire based Visarion gets a boost onto the world stage thanks to Mentor-Net

Hampshire based Visarion gets a boost onto the world stage thanks to Mentor-Net

August 2012

Visarion Media, is a Hampshire based business that specialises in capturing and streaming the content presented at conferences, events, keynote speeches, presentations, AGMs, corporate briefings and training seminars.
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Confident strategy sees moulds business double every year

Confident strategy sees moulds business double every year

May 2012

With turnover doubling every year since its formation three and a half years ago, SPB Moulds is achieving the kind of exponential growth that other companies would envy.
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Mentors Mean Jobs

Mentors Mean Jobs

January 2012

Dozens of jobs are being created and many more safeguarded thanks to Let’s Do Mentoring, the volunteer business support scheme run by the North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce (NSCCI).
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Mentor’s insight puts sledge designers on fast track to sales

Mentor’s insight puts sledge designers on fast track to sales

January 2012

Having perfected an innovative sledge that’s seriously fast and manoeuvrable, Stone-based Bobskis are ready to take the winter sports market by snowstorm – with a little help from their mentor.
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Mentor helps Directors with vision and strategy to create high tech jobs

Mentor helps Directors with vision and strategy to create high tech jobs

January 2012

No matter how successful a business is running, the people at the top need to be able to step away from day-to-day issues and take a look at ‘the bigger picture’.
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Brightlines Translation Ltd

Brightlines Translation Ltd

December 2011

Brightlines is an established translation company specialising in a variety of translation and interpreting services in over 50 languages.
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Aqua Essentials

Aqua Essentials

December 2011

Richard Cale of Aqua Essentials has successfully made the journey from back bedroom hobbyist to warehouse and national online supplier of specialist aqua products.
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Helping Paul Richards drive his business forward

Helping Paul Richards drive his business forward

July 2011

A change in circumstances prompted Paul Richards from Abergavenny, Wales, to start his own company.
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Helping indie band Heebie Jeebies find a recording contract

Helping indie band Heebie Jeebies find a recording contract

June 2011

The Entrepreneur Exchange has nurtured more than 100 new or recently started businesses over the past 12 months, but one of the more unusual requests was from a local indie band with a detailed business plan.
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Transforming Neuadd Lwyd into a stylish country retreat

Transforming Neuadd Lwyd into a stylish country retreat

June 2011

In her early fifties, Susannah Wood decided to make a career and lifestyle change from midwife to country hotel and restaurant owner.
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Fresh input so valuable as specialist engineers expand

Fresh input so valuable as specialist engineers expand

May 2011

Successful businesspeople never believe that they have all the answers. At Staffordshire Precision Engineering, a specialist components manufacturer with a 30-year record of success, joint managing directors Gary and Phil Smith have found there’s much to be gained from ‘a fresh pair of eyes’.
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Bringing a unique spice mill to market

Bringing a unique spice mill to market

May 2011

Product designer Nathan Bestwick of Rotherham is riding high after winning the 2010 Sheffield Hallam University’s Enterprise Challenge with his ‘Millme’ spice mill designed for people who have limited strength or dexterity in their hands.
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How to perfect your leadership skills

May 2011

Learning leadership skills can make a real difference to your company’s bottom line, as members of one group of business owners found when they attended Designated Associates’ mentoring programme.
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Turning Country Fare from a sideline into an international business

Turning Country Fare from a sideline into an international business

May 2011

Dianne Halliday runs Country Fare, from a former “traditional” farm in Cumbria.
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Steering Green Street Media down a new path for marketing success

Steering Green Street Media down a new path for marketing success

May 2011

Green Street Media is an environmentally friendly advertising company, which specialises in spraying marketing messages onto town and city streets with a high-pressure water jet trained on a stencil.
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Support on routes to market for Jali Organic

Support on routes to market for Jali Organic

May 2011

The Entrepreneur Exchange has been behind a large number of business successes in the Sheffield area, but one of the more unusual involved slow-dried, sun-soaked pineapple being farmed in Uganda and sold in independent health food shops in the UK.
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Entrepreneur Exchange: supporting start-ups in Sheffield

May 2011

Sheffield city region’s Entrepreneur Exchange has nurtured more than 100 new or recently started businesses over the past 12 months, but one of the more unusual requests was from a local indie band with a detailed business plan.
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