We are delighted to  have launched our new Edinburgh Chamber Business Mentoring programme. We are currently seeking potential business mentors from within the network to get involved, offering expert help and support to develop successful businesses and leaders of the future.

Our mentoring programme is unique.  It is open to all our members who wish to join.  All we ask of mentees is a genuine ambition of business growth and success – it’s as simple as that. Using a combination of our new online business mentoring software platform and a consultative approach, we will identify your business development objectives and ambitions.  We will then carefully match you and your business with a mentor who has the skills and experience to meet your needs.

As a Chamber, we have over 20 year’s experience in delivering business mentoring.  We are immensely proud that 98% of those involved in our previous programme would highly recommend the mentoring service to others. Our recent investment in leading software will now also ensure the best experience for mentors and mentees alike. In addition, this means mentoring can take place seamlessly online, which is particularly important in the current climate.

For Mentees:

Are you an ambitious leader looking to grow or develop your business? A business mentor can give you an independent view of your organisation and provide invaluable knowledge and insights to help you succeed. Engaging with a mentor can help guide your strategy and ensure that you’re meeting objectives, addressing key issues and exploiting your opportunities to grow.

Benefits of joining the programme as a mentee include:

  • Work with experienced business professionals in your sector
  • Learn from their successes and failures
  • Opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge

Some of the areas we can provide support in include:

  • Finance
  • Marketing support
  • Internationalisation
  • Customer service
  • Talent management
  • Ecommerce

To register and access our online mentoring platform, please follow this link.

For Mentors:

Business mentors have the opportunity to share skills and expertise with a learner, helping to shape successful businesses of the future. Not only is this an opportunity to give back; mentoring offers the chance to develop leadership and coaching skills, be inspired by new ideas and make new connections.

Benefits of joining the programme as a mentor include:

  • Recognition as a subject matter expert and leader
  • Assist someone and give something back to your community
  • Opportunity to reflect on personal goals and practices
  • Exposure to fresh perspectives and ideas

To access our online mentoring platform, please follow this link.

This programme is available to all Chamber members.  The cost for mentees to join is an annual administration fee of £50 plus VAT.

If you’re interested in getting involved in our Business Mentoring Programme as a Mentor or a Mentee, we would love to hear from you. For further information call us on 0131 221 2999 or email mentoring@edinburghchamber.co.uk