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Mentoring is at the heart of every successful business.

Whether you need personal or professional development, a mentor is someone that helps you achieve your development goals. A mentor is someone with knowledge or experience that is shared with others to help them improve.

We are proud to not only mentor clients but to also give back to the global business community by lending our experience and support to several volunteer mentor programmes and initiatives:


National Mentoring day was launched to celebrate mentoring with a key focus on recognising excellence and raising awareness on the significant benefits of mentoring to encourage more people to get involved in mentoring.
Taking place on the 27th October each year, the day encourages events to take place throughout the World, including a National Mentoring Day Summit and awards.
The day was founded by Chelsey Baker, an award-winning business mentor to help recognise and celebrate mentoring in all its forms. The key message is to raise awareness of the invaluable and rewarding contribution that mentoring makes which has a huge impact on not only our economy but also our society.
Leading professional mentoring organisations, mentors, key influencers and though leaders from across the World will join together to celebrate the great work Mentors are doing to support individuals and businesses.
This nationally recognised day has already received government, industry and celebrity endorsements and widespread support from the media, politicians and wider industry as well as backing from the major mentoring organisations.

Cliffen Consulting not only supports this iniative but we are also proud to have worked directly with Chelsey Baker on the launch of her new website.

The Help to Grow: Management Course was launched in 2021 to provide small and medium businesses with leadership support. Each participant is matched with a voluntary mentor and Enterprise Nation is working with Newable and the Association of Business Mentors to recruit a national network of mentors and experts who will guide participants through a growth action plan.

Ian Cliffen has been supporting this programme since 2022.

  • Ian is a panel member - conducting Mentor Suitability calls.
  • Ian is a mentor on the programme.
  • Ian chairs / facilitates Peer to Peer mentor groups - helping mentors their role, discussing best practice and helping the mentors find solutions to their problems.

Project ReMAKE and ReMAKE Educational are projects working in the Criminal Justice space seeking to help ex-offenders by bringing them into the wider society both in terms of business opportunity and education. The overall aim of these programmes is to create a community and a better understanding of formally incarcerated people and those with criminal convictions.

Ian Cliffen has recently joined the programme and is working with Bradford University and the Project ReMake team to help a new entrepreneur bring his business idea to life.