West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

Business Performance Mentoring

WYCC's Business Mentoring Associates can help SMEs respond positively to the current climate. Working with a WYCC Mentor will build your employees’ skills to cope with the volatile and complex challenges they currently face. Get in touch about mentoring if you would like to develop your or an employee’s skills in one or a mixture of the following skills:

  • Business Performance Mentoring:

    • Key skills: strategy, persuasion, change, communication, planning, and problem solving;
    • Extend marketing and sales power, relationship building and tactics;
    • Overcome obstacles, prioritise; and
    • Manage time, targets, goals, opportunities, business development, and growth.

  • Personal Performance Mentoring:

    • Develop a self-aware growth mind-set to maintain positive and creative thinking;
    • Understand and maintain resilience to build commitment, control, confidence and courage;
    • Learn social intelligence, purpose, strength utilisation, collaboration and influence; and
    • Maintain well-being by focusing on the physical, mental, social and ecological elements.

  • Eligibility

  • To be eligible for 40% European Social Fund funding towards Mentoring, businesses must:
    • Be an SME based within the Leeds City Region – Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York;
    • Employ fewer than 250 full time equivalent staff and have an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million;
    • Individuals must be employed aged 18+;
    • WYCC has set a session rate at £250 (£100 ESIF and £150 employer cash contribution). Costs are inclusive of all fees, costs and expenses and exclusive of VAT. There is a maximum of six sessions per participant.

  • Choose your Mentor

    Browse the choice of Business Mentoring Associates below and contact your chosen Mentor via the contact button. Mentors will respond to enquires within three working days.