Support & Programmes

Business Mentoring Scheme

Supporting people to start and grow successful businesses.

Our Business Mentoring Scheme works with the rich and diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem in Guernsey.  Giving startups the opportunity to tap into that network through structured mentorships.  We match experienced business mentors with fledgling businesses to provide guidance and support on their new startup journey.  

Local businesses looking to scale can access a mentor from our UK partners Blenheim Chalcot as part of the Scale Up Programme.  Scaling businesses can expect to be matched with mentors who have hands-on experience of starting and scaling digital businesses; and who cover a breadth of subject matter areas, including technology, product, investment, leadership and finance (among others). 

This new business mentoring scheme is a two-way development programme, helping both mentors and mentees grow professionally.  We facilitate one-to-one mentorships, matching the needs of Guernsey businesses with the skills and experienced of industry professionals who will offer guidance over a 6 month period.  

We are looking for both mentees and mentors - If you would like to be part of the business mentoring scheme, either as a mentor or mentee, you can find out more and register your interest below.  

Become a Mentee

Do you have pain-points or problems in your business?  Are you in need of advice and guidance to help work through them?  

Mentorship can help you avoid some of the pitfalls and beartraps of starting or scaling your business.  

As a mentee, you will:

  • Develop your general business skills, for example:
    • Business planning and implementation 
    • Leaderships skills
    • Building confidence with marketing and communication
    • Funding strategies
  • Discuss and define business and personal goals.
  • Gain a new perspective of your business with your mentor.  

If you think you would benefit from this scheme, please register your interest below.

Become a Mentor

Do you have hands-on experience in starting and scaling businesses?  Can you offer your skills and experience to help guide others?    

Becoming a mentor can be an enjoyable and rewarding process, giving back to the local business community.  

As a mentor, you can:

  • Grow professionally, developing your skills, such as:
    • leadership
    • active listening
    • communication
  • Play a pivotal role in mentees business development.
  • Empower entrepreneurs to reach their full potential and helping them to achieve their goals.

If you think you would be a good mentor on this scheme, please register your interest below.

Scheme Expectations

When registering your interest for this Business Mentoring Scheme you will be expected to commit to the following process:  

  • Complete a registration form providing details of you/your business, your experience and your reasons for applying. 
  • Meet face-to-face or virtually for a minimum of 1 hour each month for 6 months.  
  • Complete short pre, interim and end-of-programme surveys.
  • Adhere to our Code of Conduct.

We will provide a template to record meeting notes and an example NDA should you wish to use them.   

If you have any questions about the process before registering your interest, please contact the team at:

Business Mentoring Scheme Registration of Interest

Testimonials from mentees on the Scale Up Programme:

Daniel White

Founder of Sleep Better, Live Better

"Being part of the scale up business mentorship programme has been invaluable.  It's offered us the opportunity to take a step back and objectively review our development plans with the valued input and support of industry leaders.  In doing so, we've become far more aware of which steps we should take to prioritise our growth."

Kin Tang

Co-Founder of WeShare

“Our mentor has shared lots of valuable insights and ideas from his own experiences, which have helped us evaluate our current position and understand where best to focus our efforts.

As an example, in a short space of time, we’ve already benefited from him emphasising the importance of focussing on and incorporating the right KPIs – and being disciplined about referring to them. This has really helped us keep focussed on the important, long-term goals we have, rather than just responding to the every-day minutiae that can easily eat up time.”

Michelle McMahon

Innovest Advisory

“Our mentor has been a great sounding board as we strategise scaling our business. As Innovest is creating solutions at the cutting edge of the newly evolving field of impact measurement and management, we have benefitted from Blenheim Chilcot’s breadth of experience with bringing new technology and other innovative offerings to market.”

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