I recently organised an event in conjunction with Lloyds Banking Group, The School of Hard Knocks, Proversity and the Institute Of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE), as an introduction to mentoring.
Jackie Jenks at Lloyds Banking Group spoke about the benefits of mentoring and how you can access mentoring information though the national mentoring portal Mentors Me. Lloyds Bank have nearly 500 of their staff trained as enterprise mentors as part of this work to provide free mentoring to SME’s in the UK.
Ken Cowan and Jack Lewars at The School of Hard Knocks are turning lives around of people who are struggling to get into employment, by using sport. Their rugby and boxing based programmes are having phenomenal results in getting people employed and they launched their new mentoring programme at the event, and shared how they are looking for mentors to help sustain the good work they achieve during their programmes.
Sarah Trouten talked about her work at the IOEE. They are part of the SFEDI Group, the government-recognised sector skills body for enterprise and enterprise support. They have over 30,000 members and offer a myriad of enterprise related training, qualifications, enterprise events and enterprise resources, working with a range of Centres of Enterprise Excellence and Enterprise Academies.
As a mentee of Mentors Me and a brand ambassador for The School of Hard Knocks I decided to coordinate an event promoting their good work.
The video was filmed and edited by the Proversity team, who offer e-training solutions for companies.
Here is a showreel of our evening.