Surrey is where Richard Branson grew up in a small village between Guildford and Cranleigh called Shamley Green. He attributes part of his coming of age to his mother dropping him off in his early years to find his own way home on a car journey back from his Grandmother’s. He got lost but eventually made it.
All the business owners we work with in Surrey and Sussex have felt lost at different times which is why we were asked to help in the first place.
Richard Branson has had business mentors all through his career and encourages all business owners to find one. Our aim at UKBM is to become a long term strategic partner to be by your side to help you improve the performance of your business and to enable it to operate without you. We work with a number of clients in the Crawley and Woking areas as well as in Portsmouth over the county border in Hampshire.
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.
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.
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.
"We have been working with Chris for 18 months. He has helped in many ways, from clarifying our business and personal goals to adopting methodologies for systematising our business and measuring its performance. Just as importantly he makes the process very enjoyable."
"We have been working with Chris now for c 2 years and his insight, guidance and support has been invaluable. We would not have achieved anything close to what we have in that time without his direction and input."
From time to time, we may refer you to a mentor in one of Surrey's neighbouring counties such as London, Sussex, Hampshire, or Kent 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.