Growth through Mentoring Interim Evaluation

In 2018, we commissioned an external independent evaluation of the Growth through Mentoring programme to explore the programme’s impact and effectiveness to date and to provide recommendations that would help shape future delivery.

Our Growth through Mentoring Programme is designed to support the development of leadership capability and strategic thinking of business leaders from high growth companies in the North East LEP area. It aims to do this by matching them with a business mentor with experience of successfully scaling a business.

The interim evaluation report includes an introduction to the evaluation approach; a detailed exploration of the programme; characteristics and targeting of participants; programme effectiveness; benefits and impacts and key findings and lessons for the programme.