Community & Business Partners

Community & Business Partners offer mentoring and coaching support throughout Lancashire, through its very well established Guardian Angel Entrepreneurs Network.

The Guardian Angel Entrepreneurs Network was established in 1988. These business professionals have ‘been there, done it and worn the T shirt’ and are empathic to the issues you face each day. These business mentors/coaches assist Private Sector companies in achieving greater business success. No matter which sector the business operates in or what business specialism you require (finance, marketing etc), and whether at pre-start stage, in growth or having to make difficult decisions then we have a suitable mentor/coach to provide support to you, in order to optimise your own and the business potential. The mentor/coach is totally objective and you retain autonomy and responsibility for the actions undertaken and decide on the pace of development.

In addition we also run a number of Business Growth events and training, enabling business owners and senior managers to acquire knowledge of topical and innovative subjects in a number of formats.

Some of these services do not cost anything for the client,  as the support is funded. For non-funded programmes the cost is kept to an affordable rate for a small and medium enterprise (SME) business.

We have many case studies and testimonials to testify to the quality of our support and these can be seen on our website

All our mentors/coaches work within the framework of the International Standards of Mentoring Programmes in Employment and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council Code of Ethics. Mentors/coaches also undertake continual professional development on an annual basis.

Support available
1 to 1 mentoring/coaching
Group Mentoring
Telephone and E-mentoring
Community Mentoring
HR Coaching
Skills Training and workshops

Other Related Services
We have been a priority training provider in Leadership and Management and People Development for a number of Local Authorities. Additionally we deliver a suite of ILM Approved Empowering Workshops (based on a tried and tested model) to support those who work with a specific group to assist them to reach their potential: Empowering Managers, Empowering Volunteers, and Empowering Young Lives. We also deliver an Empowering Lives workshop for those working with the long-term unemployed and support families with multiple issues. See our website for further details.

Community & Business Partners


Community & Business Partners CIC
Room 7 & 8, Energy Zone
Newfield Drive

T: 01254 291281

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Face to Face Mentoring Telephone mentoring service Online mentoring Free mentoring services Commercial mentoring service NEA is available to Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) claimants aged 18 and over who have been claiming for 26-weeks or more. Participants will get access to a volunteer business mentor who will provide guidance and support as they develop their business plan and through the early months of trading.