Somerset Mentoring Scheme

Could you benefit from fresh, experienced insight and a sounding board as you run and grow your business? We offer 12 hrs of free mentoring over a 3-month period.

Somerset Council has launched a new ambitious mentoring programme to match executive and senior management level business leaders and successful entrepreneurs with local businesses needing support. They understand the challenges with running and growing a business and the value of an impartial sounding board. They can offer sector experience or a specialism in growth strategy, finance, marketing, HR, e-commerce, bid writing, acquisition, exit strategy, and much more!

Where are you and what do you want to achieve?

Evaluate Your Goals – Learn From Successful Business People – Gain Confidence and Learn Skills – Overcome Challenges

Please email us at for a mentee application form and more information.

Be a Somerset Business Mentor

Could you be a Somerset Business Mentor?

Are you an experienced businessperson who would like to contribute your knowledge and expertise to help support the growth and resilience of micro, small or medium businesses in Somerset?

Somerset Council are launching an ambitious Somerset Business Mentoring programme. The programme will be the catalyst to create a mentoring network across Somerset unlocking the knowledge and potential of businesses across the county.

We’re looking to fill the roles with active or retired executive and senior management level business leaders, or successful entrepreneurs, who can understand the challenges associated with running and growing a business and the value of impartial advice, offer sector experience or a specialism such as finance, marketing, HR, or e-commerce. And above all, be willing to give up their time for free to make a difference.

The rewards of being a mentor

Being a Somerset Business Mentor is an unpaid position, but brings many benefits:

  • Training – in the form of a two-day mentoring workshop and accreditation
  • Career development – adding mentorship to your skillset
  • Networking – be part of the start of a significant new chapter for the Somerset business community and benefit from peer-to-peer support
  • Personal fulfilment – the reward of seeing a mentee’s businesses thrive
  • Reinvigorating relationships

For any queries, email and we will contact you to discuss.

Last reviewed: May 23, 2023 by Sophie

Next review due: November 23, 2023

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