The PLG and GC Business Growth Hub’s pilot mentoring programme for manufacturers officially launched on 14 March 2018.
25 SMEs and 32 mentees were matched with 25 mentors from GSK, BAE, SIG, Siemens and their GM Manufacturing Champions, to increase productivity through the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience.
All mentees/mentors have now had their first initial meetings and feedback to date has been excellent from all involved. The pilot runs for the next 6 months with the minimum commitment of 6 face to face sessions during this period.
The pilot is also running in Birmingham at the same time with 10 SMEs/Mentors receiving 6 virtual sessions.
Upon successful completion of the pilot, the programme will launch nationally in October 2018 and will be expanded across the Northern Powerhouse areas and other sectors.