Following the successful Small Business Week BT Business, in conjunction with Peter Jones, announce a free mentoring programme to help UK small businesses succeed.
One business will have two half-day sessions with Peter Jones and an additional five businesses will win mentoring sessions with senior executives from the BT Business Senior Management Team, including Bill Murphy, managing director, Robin Mackenzie, marketing director and Mick Hegarty, strategy director.
This is an excellent opportunity for a small business to get valuable free advice from leading experts and draw on the skills of influential entrepreneur Peter Jones and senior executives from within the BT Business Senior Management Team.
The mentors will be able to demonstrate the diverse skill set needed to run and manage a successful business and deliver bespoke mentoring to businesses.
The BT Business mentors will be working throughout the scheme with Professor David Clutterbuck, who has been recognised for 20 years as one of the leading authors and academic experts in mentoring.
"It is a crucial time for business and I am delighted to be able to offer my support and advice to a worthy small business. Small Business Week was all about highlighting the importance of the small business community and I fully support it," explains Peter Jones.
Small Business Week celebrated the UK's 4.6million SMEs and was dedicated to bringing together businesses, government agencies and advice organisations in a wide range of events and discussions. The week debated the issues that affect the small business community and sought to develop ways to support its long-term success.
The main theme for the week was "mentoring" and BT Business is now making inspiring entrepreneurs and business advisors available to the small business community - to support them and help them thrive.
"Small businesses are often too busy to ask for help, but research revealed as part of Small Business Week has revealed that mentoring is something they feel they would benefit from. We are championing this scheme and offering first hand advice and guidance to small businesses," said Bill Murphy, managing director, BT Business.
Entrants must submit a brief application covering their requirements for business mentoring and what areas of the business they feel would benefit from this help. One business will win two half days with Peter Jones, whilst a further five winners will receive two half days each with a selected senior executive from BT Business.
For further information and to enter the competition visit www.bt.com/mentoring. The deadline for entries is December 31st 2008.
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