It's easy to see why London is such a power-house for business. Not only has it overtaken New York as the world's leading centre of global finance, it's also a vibrant, culturally and socially rich environment which inspires innovation. Household names including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Sir Richard Branson and Lord Alan Sugar all started their journeys in London.
The challenge for businesses however is, with so much competition for attention, customers and investment, how do you make sure your company not only stands out, but stands clearly heads and shoulders above the rest? That's where our experienced business mentors in London can help. They have the connections, experience and knowledge to help elevate your business to the next level.
Steve brings over 30 years of experience in blue-chip FMCG retail businesses across senior strategy, commercial, marketing, sales and operations roles - both in the UK and internationally.
Mark has been instrumental in setting up and owning several successful businesses over the past 30 plus years. In this time he has accumulated a wealth of business knowledge, which compliments his natural entrepreneurial flare.
After a successful and varied thirty-five years banking career which brought a broad range of experience in Leadership/People Management/Strategy/Sales and Marketing Joe left to form UK Business Mentoring.
“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.”
"Thanks to her excellent mentoring skills, corporate background and professional experience my mentor Anne Williams perfectly understood my business and the challenges it brings with it. She not only provided strategic guidance but gave practical and very effective tips, and delivered valuable input to what ever question I threw her way. Through her active reflection and signposting Anne helped me finetune my strategy and follow it through. I'd highly recommend her to every entrepreneur who wants to take the next step in growing their business."
"Nigel is great, really knowledgable and nice to work with. He's got a lot of experience and is really helpful. He has great insights and ideas and gets 'under the bonnet' of a business to help owners improve the way things are run. He's intuitive, practical and professional. I'd recommend his services without hesitation."
"I have had the pleasure of meeting Anne Williams, my mentor through the Santander Women Business Leaders program. At first I was apprehensive having a mentor in general but also who did not have previous knowledge of the industry I was in, Anne quickly dispelled these doubts after our first call. She has been very understanding and accommodating with my ever moving shoot schedule within my business and even making the trip to London to my studio to have real life sessions between zooms which are always so valuable. The advice and guidance from Anne has been second to none and she's helped me navigate some big decisions at a crucial growth point in the business. I would recommend her highly, thank you so much Anne!"
"Jim gave an in depth analysis about my business plan, branding and marketing. He strategically took me through my negatives and positives that intrinsically and extrinsically have been affecting my business. Jim focuses on what needs to be covered in a session rather than trying to just fill a space of time. He’s also Fantastic with numbers and made me see how how big or small my profits margins were which is excellent of your not so good at number crunching. He was also extremely patient with me and very polite courteous and I felt that he wanted me to succeed and see that change within me and the business. I highly recommend Jim for mentoring for any start up or any business that’s struggling right now with the pandemic getting back up and started to relaunch and rebrand. Thank you For all your help and encouragement Jim. I really appreciate it."
"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!"
From time to time, we may refer you to a mentor in a neighbouring county such as Essex, Kent, Surrey or Hertfordshire if your local mentors are at full capacity or if we feel an alternative mentor would provide a stronger match for your specific needs, or if it works better for you logistically. You can learn more about each of the local mentors for those regions by selecting the relevant county below:
We become their ‘unreasonable friend’, which means we will ask the question or maybe say the thing that business owners may not want to hear but know that it’s done for their benefit. To learn more, download our client brochure by clicking the link down below.