West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency seeks more mentors

West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency staff Steve Bradley and Rachel Gough
West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency staff Steve Bradley and Rachel Gough
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The agency which runs the MYMentor scheme is holding a promotional evening at the Elsie Whiteley Centre, Halifax, on Monday.

It is open to past and present mentors and those wishing to become a mentor who can learn about an accreditation programme.

Mentors across the district are helping people take their first steps into self-employment.

Participants on the programme are given access to free start-up workshops to help them write a business plan and are paired with a volunteer from the business community who acts as their mentor.

Stephen Thornton, a mentor, said: “It’s great to help someone who is setting up their own business and inspire them and pass on my knowledge.

“I find it interesting as the people are all different and the types of businesses are too.”

Rachel Gough, of the enterprise agency said, more mentors are required and they will be given full training.

“Whether you are a sole-trader, business owner or experienced professional, your support could make a huge difference to someone who is starting out on their own.”

The event runs from 5 pm to 6.30 pm.

Find out more at www.mycci.co.uk/MYMentor or contact Steve Bradley on 01924 786500.