Joe Hinton is Managing Director and Founder of UK Business Mentoring (UKBM), a company formed in 2009.

The business’s main objective is to provide help and support by mentoring and coaching business owners to enable them to improve performance and grow the business.

Joe’s experience working with businesses whilst in the banking world taught him that the vast majority of business owners needed help in one area or another.

UKBMs approach is novel and different to that of its competitors. Joe believes that there is no point in helping a business to prepare a plan for the future unless you know where it is now and what the start point is. If a business has issues around processes, staff, leadership etc, then these need to be dealt with before a business grows, otherwise, the growth will stall or falter.

To facilitate this, UKBM designed the ‘Your Business Model’, a method of undertaking a comprehensive review of a business to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a business. Once this is done and the results are shared with the owner(s), a plan is drawn up to address any issues identified in the review. Once these areas are dealt with, a strategic plan is drawn up with the owner(s) to take the business forward to achieve whatever their goals are for the business.

As mentors, we support the owner(s) with the production of plans and also, more importantly, the implementation. We meet with the directors/owners on a monthly basis to check on progress and discuss any issues/barriers that are hindering progress. In-between meetings we support with phone calls/emails as and when required.

In 2016, Joe decided that he wanted to grow his business and began franchising ‘UK Business Mentoring’. He now has a network of mentors across the UK, all of whom are hand-picked having gone through a rigorous application selection process, to ensure that not only does the individual have comprehensive business experience, but also has the right personal attributes.

Why should a business owner use a mentor?
Well, quite simply there are numerous surveys that show that business owners who use a mentor value the support, advice and guidance they bring, and their businesses are more likely to succeed.

Joe is ready to meet with, and/or mentor, any business in Surrey and surrounding areas. Contact him now for a no obligation discussion and he will help drive your business forward and increase your profits.


  • “Joe at UKBM has been fantastic and really helped us at Cullens Clearances Ltd to boost our business performance by having a fresh set of experienced eyes look outside the box. UKBM has given us direction in the business and improved our bottom line. We were very sceptical at first when we made our initial enquiry in December 2019 but we are glad we picked up the phone as it was the best thing we've done for the business, we are one year down the line and we are still happy having Joe @ UKBM work with us to help not just grow our business but improve our personal way of life by taking that little unnecessary stress away that comes part and parcel with running a small business.”

    Derrick and Emma - Cullens Clearances Ltd, London
  • "Big thanks to Joe Hinton for his support during the time of running my business (cafe). After meeting Joe at a Natwest Business event, he gave me guidance in the early setting up stages and years later also helped with my business exit. A really approachable, knowledgeable and genuine person and I'm very grateful to have had his help. Would highly recommend working with Joe and UK Business Mentoring!"

    Hana Jowitt - Streatham, London

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    Business Reviews

    Undertaking a review of your business starts with what’s your goal? Where do you want to take the business to? In the course of the review, we will look at over one hundred and fifty different areas of your business including structure, management, processes, marketing, financials and of course your people. We will then present the review to you (and co-directors if you wish) highlighting the strengths and weaknesses in the business together with our recommendations as to actions needed.

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    Business Mentoring

    We like to describe ourselves as your ‘challenging friend’ someone who is on your side, to support, help and encourage you but who will also tell it to you straight. Our role is to enable you to achieve your goals and help along the way with any challenges or obstacles that come up on the journey. We work with a lot of our clients for years, some over ten years, they appreciate having the support of an experienced business person who is available to them to discuss issues of any nature.

    Strategic Planning

    For many business owners, strategic planning is something that they rarely seem to get around to. Our role here is to discuss and agree with you on what do you want from the business personally and what the business needs to achieve to enable that. Once we have the ‘Destination’ set, we can work with you to agree on how this should be achieved, what needs to be done, benchmarks to be achieved and an overall plan to monitor progress.

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    Whatever challenges your business faces, whether that be around people management, financials, marketing or any other area. Ultimately we help you to grow, turnaround or prepare your business for a sale.
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