Growing more business through mentor scheme

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Calderdale Council is asking more people to come forward to mentor and grow business.

More than 220 individuals and companies have been involved in the programme as mentors and mentees since it started in 2011.

The hard work of last year’s mentors and mentees was celebrated with the Chief Executive, Merran McRae, presenting certificates to mentors for successfully completing their mentoring relationships and achieving Institute of Leadership and Management Level three in mentoring.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Coun Peter Caffrey, said: “We recognise that mentoring can have real benefits for businesses and our local economy. We also know there are lots of people in Calderdale with the knowledge and experience to make a difference to others.

“That’s why we have a mentoring scheme to link those people to businesses who need a helping hand to start up, grow and succeed.

“We are looking for more mentors who are willing to share their experiences and mentees who want to benefit. Why not make it your New Year’s resolution? You will receive training and support from our business team.”

The business mentoring programme is funded through Calderdale Council’s Economic Task Force and the European Regional Development Fund.

To find out more, contact gemma.beckwith@calderdale.gov.uk or karen.bell@calderdale.gov.uk, or call 01422 392362.