Business Mentors

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

Your Innovative Future

Jaguar Land Rover

At Jaguar Land Rover, sustainable development is integral to the way we work. It is a core value that drives the long-term success of our business. We believe that it is fundamental to preserving the strong reputation of our brands, securing our licence to operate, delivering profitable growth, and retaining the trust of all of our stakeholders. We are committed to positively engaging with our local and global communities to ensure our presence adds value and brings benefits.

Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce is a global company providing highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions for aerospace, marine, energy and off-highway applications. Our vision is to provide better power for a changing world by being the market leader in high-performance power systems where our engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and sustainable solutions.

Bristol Port

As one of the UK's Major Ports, Bristol Port provides the full range of port, warehousing, logistics and distribution services. Based in the South West of the UK, Bristol Port is the UK's only deep water port to have direct motorway and rail connections to all points of the compass. Able to handle vessels up to 130,000dwt its extensive craneage, warehousing and storage facilities and location close to the heart of the UK make it a highly capable distribution location. To find out more please visit

South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (SGS)

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) has 15,500 full-time and part-time students of all ages. Our campuses are based in state-of-the-art buildings within easy reach of the center of Bristol.  Our newest campus, Berkeley Green (Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park) focuses on the growing Advanced Manufacturing and Cyber Security sectors and will educate and facilitate young people into exciting and sustainable futures, starting from September 2017.

Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco is a global engineering company that manufactures and supplies products and services for industrial and commercial steam systems. Our engineered solutions help our customers to improve their sustainability and reduce their environmental impacts by improving the efficiency of their steam systems, reducing energy and water use, and lowering their carbon emissions. 

Your Future City


ARUP is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Putting sustainability at the heart of our projects is one of the ways in which we aim to exert a positive influence on the wider world and shape a better world. 

The Landmark Practice

The Landmark Practice has over 30 years’ specialist experience in delivering Green Infrastructure and Renewable Energy and creating high quality environments. Our team of Landscape Architects, Planners, Ecologists and Architectural Graphics specialists work collaboratively to support projects, addressing environmental contracts with a responsible, cost effective and innovative approach. All of our work is supported by an environment led ethos and by sustainable working methods, which are reflected in Landmark’s superior Green Accord accreditation with the Green Accord Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme


Skanska, one of the UK’s leading contractors, is an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society. Known for major projects, such as the Gherkin and Crossrail, we are building, upgrading and maintaining the country’s infrastructure. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative and progressive. We bring together people and technology, as part of our quest to make construction a safer and more collaborative industry.

Your Business Future


Lush is a growing global cosmetics company based in Poole, Dorset. We aim to constantly push boundaries with product invention, business innovation and our ethics and campaigning history.

The Community Farm

Working with a network of organic producers and local farmers who share our ethics, we deliver fresh, local and organic food via an organic box delivery service. The Community Farm (and the farms that supply us) grow food in a way that supports nature; providing natural habitats and food sources for wildlife to help increase biodiversity. The profits from our box scheme are used to provide learning experiences for local children, adults and vulnerable people.

Your Energy Future

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board - we're the UK's innovation agency, accelerating economic growth. We know that taking a new idea to market is a challenge.

We fund, support and connect innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth.


Ramboll are well known for the creativity and passion we bring to the engineering of buildings, for which we have won many awards. Whether we are providing structural engineering, building services, geotechnics or any other service, our approach is characterised by resourcefulness and energy, backed up by a wealth of experience and a network of experts.


Ecotricity was founded in 1995 as the world’s first green energy company and now supplies almost 200,000 customers across Britain from a growing fleet of wind and sun parks. Ecotricity is a ‘not-for-dividend’ enterprise that, on average over the last eleven years, has invested more per customer in building new sources of green electricity than any other energy company in Britain.

Western Power Distribution

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is the electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, South West and South Wales. We deliver electricity to over 7.8 million customers over a 55,500 square kilometres service area. Our network consists of 220,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables, and 185,000 substations, covered by over 6,000 staff to ensure the highest quality of service.

Severn Wye Energy Agency

Severn Wye Energy Agency is a charity with a vision of a bright, secure and sustainable future free from fuel poverty. We have made it our mission to provide practical expertise for more energy efficient and sustainable living. To achieve this we take steps to ensure real practical action through the development of solutions and projects and by offering impartial advice, technical support and  providing training and education for people of all ages.


Your Resourceful Future


GENeco was created by Wessex Water in 2008 to help its parent company become carbon neutral and eliminate landfill waste by 2020, and are committed to offering customers innovative, cost effective and sustainable waste recycling and renewable energy solutions. Our treatment processes produce renewable energy and nutrient rich bio-fertilisers, helping to preserve our environment and reduce or eliminate our customer's dependence on landfill.