National Mentoring Day



“I had a mentor when I started my first business, and he saved me more than once. I hope that National Mentoring Day will encourage more people to act as a mentor; it is very rewarding to both parties.”

Lord David Young, Former Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, Enterprise Adviser to the Prime Minister

“I’m delighted to be supporting National Mentoring Day. Mentoring plays a vital role in the lives of our young people. As a Parliamentarian, I believe it’s important we lead by example and provide mentoring opportunities, accessible to all.”

Dr Lisa Cameron, Member of Parliament, Clinical Psychologist


“I’m very keen on National Mentoring Day. I’m very keen that hundreds of thousands of people come forward to be mentors.”

Lord Dr Michael Hastings CBE, VP - UNICEF, Professor of Leadership, Chair - SOAS University London.


“National Mentoring Day provides a real opportunity to highlight the true value and importance of Business Mentors. Without them, some of the world’s largest business empires may not exist and I would not be standing where I am today.”

Mark Wright, speaking at National Mentoring Day, Winner of The Apprentice. Forbes 30 Under 30

“Entrepreneurs will grow their business quicker, more effectively, and more enjoyably with the help of a mentor. Therefore, for our society, and for the economy, it is a good thing to find more mentors. Mentees and mentors will both benefit from it. There is no doubt that having a good mentor can greatly increase the chances of success for anyone trying to build a business.”.

Paul Ettinger, Co-founder Cafè Nero, co-founder & Chair TALENTBANQ

“Good quality mentoring can be the difference between success and failure in business – it’s as simple as that. Whether it’s getting a new idea off the ground or growing an established business, the opportunity to benefit from the valuable guidance and insight from an experienced Mentor, should not be underestimated.”

Bev James - Founder & CEO, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Best Selling Author



“Never underestimate the importance of those around you. Learn from their experience – it will be invaluable! #NationalMentoringDay”

Peter Jones, Entrepreneur, Investor, founder of Peter jones Foundation, Creator of American Inventor in US & Star of Dragons' Den UK


“National Mentoring Day is a fantastic opportunity to really push the mentoring message and facilitate the spark of new connections throughout the country.”

Ruth Lowbridge MBE, Chair of SFEDI


“Mentoring on one occasion saved mine and my family’s life. It is vitally needed”

Prof. Ervin László Philosopher. Author of over 100 books. Twice Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.



“I’m thrilled that National Mentoring Day is having an impact and opening conversations about the importance of mentoring, as it can literally change the course of peoples’ lives.”

Levi Roots – Entrepreneur & Musician, Dragons' Den Star


“I encourage you all to find someone that could benefit from your time, experience or advice and be the mentor you needed as your journey began.”

Reggie Yates – Writer, Director, Actor BBC Radio & TV Presenter.



Retief Goosen, Professional Golfer – In the top ten world rankings for 5 years with 33 worldwide wins.


Sir Andrew Strauss OBE, Cricket Legend, former England Captain. Director of Cricket for England and Wales Cricket Board