Partner profile

Business Mentors South West

Innovation Centre, Watermark, Erme Court, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0SZ
01752 246353

About us

Our core ethos is to help developing businesses succeed and in doing so help the wider economy. 

We provide a range of business mentoring services to business owners and leaders who are seeking to grow and improve their business performance. 

 The area in which we work is the South West, comprising: Devon, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Bristol.

We offer

Business Mentoring:
We provide a range of business mentoring services to business owners and leaders of all size of business involving all manner of business issues. 

Fully and partly subsidised services: 
We have a large and dedicated volunteer corps who provide volunteer mentoring for small businesses. This is provided either on a fully or partly subsidised basis to eligible smaller businesses. 

Complete an application form to see if you may be eligible for one of these services. All of our very experienced mentor team provide volunteer business mentoring services. 

Remunerated services: 
We provide business mentoring services to large businesses on a remunerated basis, the level of remuneration dependent on the size of the client business and complexity of business issues involved. 

This may involve, for example, support to Board directors, business owners and members of senior management teams who are facing issues surrounding fast growth. We are able to provide support from people who have "been there and done it" - those who have either developed their own successful company or have held senior and board level positions in large organisations. 

This work helps us to maintain our core activities of providing fully or partly subsidised services to smaller businesses. 

Online Mentoring 
We are currently piloting an online mentoring service to join up mentors with specific skills with clients that may benefit from them where the two are an unworkable distance apart. Our online mentoring services presently always accompany face to face mentoring by another mentor.

We support

  • Avon
  • Business Support
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • People
  • Networks
  • Skills
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset


Workshops; Training & Qualifications; 
We are an approved SFEDI Awards Centre and provide mentor training and accreditation programmes as well as a range of SFEDI approved and recognised Continuing Professional Development days in specific subject areas (currently being piloted as part of a joint project with SFEDI). 

For Mentors; 
We provide a range of workshops for business mentors at several levels from induction into the role to ongoing professional development - all provided by experienced business mentors. 

For Businesses; 
A range of workshops for small groups covering a wide range of issues that the owner of a growing business will need to consider. 

Our workshops are not provided by professional trainers as such but individuals who have worked in the field at a very high level and bring a wealth of practical experience. Workshops are based around developing effective strategies in the area and businesses will leave with a personal action plan developed during the day to take forward in their business. 

For larger companies we can arrange bespoke workshops in house and combined with follow up 1:1 mentoring to take forward.

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