Published: 26th Mar 2020

Leeds City Council has called for an army of 500 business mentors to come forward and help local entrepreneurs deal with the impact of the coronavirus. According to the local authority, the mentors could be recently retired or still working, but able to spare 45 minutes a week for online support, free of charge, for three months. The mentorship programme will be led by Next-Up, which helps executives coming up to retirement. They already have 32 mentors and 16 entrepreneurs signed up, so are allocating these immediately and calling for more mentors and more leaders who would like mentors, to contact them. ‘These are unprecedented times and we are doing everything we can to prepare and to mitigate the business and economic impact in the city,’ said Leeds City Council leader, Cllr Judith Blake. ‘As part of this, we are moving quickly to support innovative ideas that will help the sustainability of our region. ‘This initiative is adapting … (To read the full article, subscribe below)