IOEE status for PEM
By Vicky Greenhalgh :
PEM has successfully completed the Introduction to Enterprise Mentoring training reinforcing an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to be an effective mentor. This is part of SFEDI formed in 1996, which is a government recognised UK Standards Setting body for Business Support and Business Enterprise. It is run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs who research leading best practice and promote standards.
This training supports PEM’s accreditation to the national portal for mentoring organisations Mentorsme which provide access to regional and national mentoring organisations and more formal mentoring opportunities.
The training now gives PEM a whole host of benefits including free membership of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE). The IOEE provides an online community and member-to-member mentor introduction service.
Chris Greenhalgh said “We have received a number of enquiries where we have spoken to people over the phone and with others we have set up face to face meetings. One lady wanted to expand her London based corporate relocation business and we sounded out some ideas about improving her marketing. Another lady wanted to know about any workshops on starting up a business so we directed her to her local Chamber of Commerce.”
“One company we met face to face as one of the joint owners of a business had broken his leg playing squash and being house bound it gave him to time think about the business. He picked up the phone and we arranged a face to face meeting. The stairs up to the boardroom were a bit tricky on crutches but he made it and the rest is history. A small company providing private building regulations now has a focus with a clear strategy for the next 12 months and clear targets to be achieved before the next meeting.
I am now in the process of writing a case study for this company who is now a retained client on our books so watch this space!