Business Mentors

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

Your Resourceful Future

Stagecoach West

Stagecoach is one of UK’s biggest bus and coach operators. Around 2.5 million passengers travel on Stagecoach's 7,700 buses every day on a network stretching from south-west England to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The company's business includes major city bus operations in London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and Cambridge. 

The University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire places students at the heart of its activities. Consistently ranking in the top 6 of the People and Planet Green League since 2007, and ranking 1st for Sustainability Teaching and Learning practice in UK Universities, Gloucestershire prides itself as a leader in sustainability for its academic work and corporate performance.

Godwin

Godwin are global leaders in the supply of fully automatic self-priming pumps used in temporary and permanent applications. A full range of diesel and electric driven pump are used for dewatering and transportation of fluids. Today, the Godwin product range is used throughout the world, in construction, industry, oil refineries, chemical plants, mines, specialist offshore pumping, irrigation and water distribution.

 

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. 

Grundon

Grundon is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of integrated waste management and environmental solutions, working in partnership with customers to help minimise the financial and environmental impacts of their waste. We provide a total waste management service for the reduction, reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal of waste. We own and operate an extensive fleet of varied and purpose-built collection vehicles, in addition to a range of industry-leading, state-of-the-art treatment facilities. 

Cavendish Nuclear

Cavendish Nuclear is a subsidiary of Babcock International and the UK’s largest nuclear support services business. With a 3,800-strong team across the world, it works in every area of nuclear energy. From plant design and construction through site operations, maintenance and decommissioning, Cavendish Nuclear brings a proven and safe track record to the delivery of low-carbon energy from nuclear power.

Your Energy Future

Wattcraft

Wattcraft is a specialist energy engineering consultancy focusing on renewable/sustainable energy. We offer services from initial scoping, surveys and feasibility assessment through to concept design, project management and engineering support during project delivery. We provide independent consultancy in selecting suitable energy systems and then help make them a reality. We are dedicated to securing high quality and value for clients.

Wessex Biomass

Wessex Biomass is an independent and experienced supplier and installer of biomass heating systems, serving both the domestic and non-domestic market sectors. We offer a one-stop-shop, from survey to installation and beyond together with an unparalleled customer service experience. We are unapologetically passionate about biomass!

Cheltenham Green Doors

The fossil fuels used to heat our homes, clean and deliver our water, and produce and deliver our food, are significant contributors to climate change. Green Doors provides real examples of renewable energy generation along with practical energy saving measures - all within local homes and businesses. It is possible to reduce our bills and also make a contribution to reducing carbon emissions, Green Doors shows how.

 

Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall is a UK construction, infrastructure and design business with a network of local offices, working for private and public sector customers on projects from £50,000 to over £1 billion. Activities range from small works and repair and maintenance to design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects.

Ecotricity

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. 

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. 

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 Business Future

Neal's Yard Remedies

Neal’s Yard Remedies is one of the UK’s most trusted ethical Health and Beauty Brands. Fabulous, organic ingredients are better for you, better for the planet because they are free from contamination by toxic pesticides and chemical fertilisers, better for farmers, their families and communities, the soil, future crops, wildlife, water courses… we could go on. Basically, organic is just better!

GreenBuying.co.uk

GreenBuying.co.uk is your number one choice for UK sourced eco school supplies. Unlike other websites which sell green supplies as an "add-on", green products is all that we do. So buying from this site will build your school’s green credentials whilst supporting the environment and British manufacturers. We maintain competitive prices and an efficient delivery service as going green should not result in poorer value for money.

Baxter Storey

BaxterStorey is the UKs largest independent catering company, our heritage has been built on sustainably sourcing fresh, seasonal, local produce, combined with dedicated training and development for our people. We work closely with nearly 3,000 suppliers up and down the country, and our chefs have chosen all of them! They help us ensure that we can meet our commitment to sourcing from local suppliers, in turn reducing road miles whilst supporting local communities.

Hennes & Mauritz

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on NASDAQ Stockholm. The company’s business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands & Other Stories, Cheap Monday, COS, Monki and Weekday as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has around 3,600 stores in 58 markets including franchise markets. In 2014, sales including VAT were SEK 176,620 million and the number of employees is more than 132,000.

Students' Union

Silas is the social enterprise coordinator at the University of Gloucestershire Students' Union. He facilitates the running of two student led social enterprises within the University and provides the means for students to get support and funding to set up their own social enterprise business ventures. 

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. 

 

Waitrose

Waitrose is a chain of British supermarkets, which forms the food retail division of Britain's largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership. Founded in 1904 Waitrose began as a small grocery store, Waite, Rose & Taylor in West London. In 1908, David Taylor left the business and the name became "Waitrose". In 1937, the company was taken over by the John Lewis Partnership.

 

Your Innovative Future

Wessex Biomass

Wessex Biomass is an independent and experienced supplier and installer of biomass heating systems, serving both the domestic and non-domestic market sectors. We offer a one-stop-shop, from survey to installation and beyond together with an unparalleled customer service experience. We are unapologetically passionate about biomass!

Airbus

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. Airbus is headquartered in Toulouse, France. The UK is Airbus’ wing centre of excellence and all Airbus’ aircraft wings are made in the UK.

Transforming the Bath Road Car Parks

A community-led initiative is emerging to transform Council-owned car parks off the Bath Road in Cheltenham into an attractive environment that would act as a first class community hub. We plan to keep but upgrade the car parking, whilst redesigning the existing toilets and recycling services as state-of-the-art facilities incorporating sustainable principles. We also plan a major landscaping scheme with an integrated sustainable urban drainage system, solar canopy and better lighting.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) offers well over 900 vocational and academic courses, superb facilities and a team of dedicated teaching professionals. We have a proven track record of helping learners make more progress and achieve more than would be expected at other similar institutions. Opening in 2016, Gloucestershire Renewable Energy, Engineering and Nuclear (GREEN) Centre is our new skills and training centre, based at the former Berkeley Power Station.

 
Tata Motors

Tata Motors

Tata Motors is India’s largest fully integrated automotive company and has worldwide operations, including Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc (TMETC). TMETC aim to drive the technology and quality of future Tata Motors vehicles, including sustainable vehicle development.