Mentor scheme at Barking enterprise centre set to ‘shake up’ business

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 January 2017

Barking Enterprise Centre is starting a new mentoring scheme.

Barking Enterprise Centre is starting a new mentoring scheme.


A new way of working could help budding start-ups “thrive and grow”.

Barking Enterprise Centre (BEC) is changing its model by introducing associate business mentors on site.

From Monday, five of these mentors specialising in everything from construction to creative industries, online retail and branding, will give their expertise to fledgling businesses.

CEO of the Cambridge Road centre, Karen West-Whylie, said they planned to “shake things up”.

“With the regeneration of the borough and the changing landscape on how businesses ‘do business’ here at the BEC, we are looking forward to being able to provide individual tailored business support to start ups,” she said.

Mentors could cover “new and emerging trends” as well as the “business basics every business needs to thrive and grow”, she explained.

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