Business Mentors

The below organisations will be working with students in a range of workshops. Search mentors by workshops:

Your Business Future

University of Gloucestershire

The Students’ Union at the University of Gloucestershire aims to enhance a students’ university experience whilst they study and live at our University.  We are passionate about leading the way for sustainability; students can get involved in growing veg at our allotment, developing ethical business skills in one of our social enterprises or helping ‘green’ local businesses.

J Sainsbury plc

Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 and today operates over 1,106 supermarkets and convenience stores and employs around 157,000 colleagues. We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and have invested in our stores, our colleagues and our channels to deliver the best possible shopping experience. Our strong culture and values are part of our identity and integral to our success. This includes: Respect for our environment; Best for food and health; Sourcing with integrity; Making a positive difference to our community. 

Stroudco Food Hub

Stroudco Food Hub is a not-for-profit social enterprise set up to develop a more sustainable alternative to the supermarket systems.  It is a co-operative of producers (currently 52) and consumers (currently 390 households) using an online shop and a school hall every Saturday morning to distribute an increasing range of local food and drink (currently c.1500 product lines).

Royal Agricultural University

The Royal Agricultural University is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in delivering education relating to agriculture, business, and the rural environment. The University is committed to sustainability, teaching its students to care for the environment and using cutting-edge technology to dramatically reduce the University’s carbon footprint. 


Your Energy Future

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

For over 140 years The Institution of Engineering and Technology  has been inspiring, informing and influencing the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. With the complexity and diversity of the engineering world the role of the IET is more relevant now than it ever has been.


Ecotricity is the world’s first green energy company. Reinvesting money from customers’ bills into building new sources of renewable electricity and gas has allowed us to develop 53 wind turbines and a solar site across the UK. With numerous other developments in the pipeline, we aim to continue at the forefront of renewable energy. 

Hab Housing

Hab Housing was established by Kevin McCloud in 2007 with the express aim of delivering homes and places that respect the local context and biodiversity; are strongly rooted in history and the community; and are sustainable, beautiful and a joy to live in. Hab is committed to working closely with local communities and with the very best consultants and architects.

Cotswold District Council

Cotswold District Council covers approximately 450 square miles and 80% of the district lies within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. CDC provides a range of services to 83,000 residents from waste and recycling through to housing and visitor centres. CDC delivers programmes to reduce carbon emissions from our own estate and we work alongside partners to promote energy efficiency and affordable warmth to our residents. 

Stroud District Council

Stroud District Council (SDC) are a rural local authority with an estimated population of 113,100. SDC have a responsibility to provide a wide range of services from waste collection and flood management to social housing and local planning. SDC aim to deliver high quality programmes and services to improve the welfare of its residents, whilst acknowledging and where possible reducing its environmental impacts. 

Severn Wye Energy Agency

Severn Wye Energy Agency is a non-profit company and a registered educational charity which aims to promote sustainable energy and affordable warmth through partnership, awareness-raising, innovation and strategic action. Severn Wye are one of around 300 European local and regional energy 'demand management' agencies. 

Your Innovative Future

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest automotive manufacturing business, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover is a world-renowned premium 4x4 brand while Jaguar is one of the world's premier luxury sports saloon and sports car brands. All of our cars are designed, engineered and manufactured in Britain.


Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line on the market, Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China, Japan and in the Middle East. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.