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Applications open for business mentorship scheme

Somerset Council is offering mentorships for 20 business people who are keen to expand their companies.

The authority launched an ambitious business mentoring programme earlier this year to help businesses evolve, change and, if necessary, renew.

There are currently 20 places available for would-be mentees who would benefit from the support and wisdom of an experienced business mentor.

The scheme’s mentors have been selected from executive and senior management level business leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

They include a former CEO of a top NASDAQ quoted company, a coffee roaster who now supplies 200 outlets, a soft drinks manufacturer who supplies major retailers at home and abroad, a senior transformation executive who has worked with UK and US quoted businesses, a multi-million Pound NHS equipment supplier and a senior commercial lawyer, to name just a few!

The mentors understand the challenges associated with running and growing a business and the value of impartial advice. They offer sector experience or a specialism in areas such as growth strategy, finance, marketing, product or service development, bid writing, acquisition, exit strategy, HR or e-commerce and more.

Businesses which think they could benefit from a fresh, experienced insight and support to grow must be over one year old with two or more employees to apply for up to six hours of free mentoring over a six-month period.

More information is available from Somerset Council here.

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