Grow Your Business

With over 30 years of heritage supporting businesses across Lancashire and the North West, we have the experience and knowledge to support you in taking your business to the next level.

Whether you are looking for strategic one to one support, development for your future leaders, launching a new product or scaling up we have various support packages that are designed with you and your business at the forefront of our mind.

Our specialism in providing business mentoring means we have one of the largest teams of experienced and qualified business mentors in the Northwest, allowing you to tap into a huge pool of valuable skills and resource.

BEIS and Sage reported that a “lack of mentoring in the UK is holding back five million small and medium-sized British businesses (SME’s) from achieving growth”, don’t be another statistic, contact us to see how we can help.

We can support you, if eligible through a fully funded programme such as Boost Business Lancashire or own mentoring programmes; the Guardian Angel Entrepreneurs Network and the Northern Mentoring Programme.

Boost Business Lancashire

Community & Business Partners deliver the Growth Mentoring programme for ambitious Lancashire businesses on behalf of Boost Business Lancashire.

Do you want to grow your business but you’re not sure how to make it happen?

Could you use the support and experience of a business person who has ‘been there and done it’?

Growth Mentoring is a fully funded programme (so no cost to you) where your business is matched with a successful business mentor person who’ll support you to tackle the challenges that you are facing in growing your business.

These challenges could include business planning, finance, sales, digital marketing and human resource management to name just a few.

The mentor will share their knowledge, experience and skills to help you develop your own Growth Action Plan. Over a series of one-to-one or group mentoring sessions, they’ll then work with you to put the plan into action and address any barriers that may arise. Working with a mentor helps you take focused time out to work on the business, rather than in the business, developing a growth strategy and clear business development goals.

With more than 300 mentors to choose from, we’re sure we have someone with the skills and experience to be a sounding board for you to test ideas on, and to offer a different perspective on your business.

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Guardian Angels Mentoring Programme

Our pedigree Guardian Angels Mentoring Programme was established 31 years ago and is regularly updated to keep abreast of the dynamic business and personal development environment. It is designed with an emphasis on a bespoke support package based on the assessed needs; both at the start of the support and as the business evolves.

You will have access to a large team of experienced, competent and qualified mentors (over 220) and additional options of support via trusted delivery partners within our extensive network of partner organisations. This support is available to all businesses that will provide vigour, time and a financial commitment to their growth ambitions; no matter their location, sector, size or stage of development.

Northern Mentoring Programme

Community & Business Partners launch the Northern Mentoring Programme, developed to support ANY Business in ANY Industry ANYWHERE in the Northwest. With access to one of the largest team of qualified and experienced mentors in the North West we can help with:

  • One to one Business Mentoring

  • Group Mentoring

  • Training workshops

  • Growth focused forums

  • Support to access funding and other business support programmes

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Meet our mentors

We’ve already helped more than 500 businesses to grow, read what our clients say about us:

“Following a great meeting with Jonathan (CBP Mentor) I felt he quickly grasped the issues around getting our digital marketing strategy up and running. He is clearly very knowledgeable but also down to earth and supportive, willing to help and use his experience to assist my business. We set an agenda and I have a to-do list to get through before we next meet.”
“The meeting was great. I found it informative and confidence building and I really feel that these meetings are moving in a structured and progressive direction. Anne (CBP Mentor) and I get on really well and the matching is perfect – I really don’t know how you found someone so apt for me! So, Thank you so much for this opportunity.”
“The group mentoring that we are involved in has been hugely useful so far – it’s a fantastic group and we’re finding that having other similarly placed people in the room really adds to the experience.”