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Business Mentoring with James Court, SME Expert in Residence

January 27, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - March 31, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

An opportunity for businesses to benefit from ongoing mentoring, via a monthly meeting with BIPC Devon’s SME Expert in Residence.

An opportunity for Devon-based businesses to work with a business mentor, over a 3-month period. Every month you’ll have a 30-minute virtual meeting with James Court, BIPC Devon’s SME Expert-in-Residence and NatWest’s Local Enterprise Manager for Devon and Cornwall.

Expert biography:

As businesses across Devon continue to restart, rebuild and recover, NatWest’s Local Enterprise Manager, James Court will be supporting entrepreneurs to move forward into 2022 and beyond.

In his role at NatWest, James works with many local organisations to champion the potential of businesses and support entrepreneurs as they develop and grow. This may be through one-to-one support or through networking and facilitating connections with his business network/community.

James will be running regular events and will also support new and developing businesses achieve their potential through NatWest’s Business Builder Programme. The digital tool is on hand to provide help with all aspects of getting new businesses off the ground and ready to scale with a wide range of online learning, workshops and events.

As we move deeper into 2022 and beyond, James will also provide specialist support to female entrepreneurs and those in sustainability focussed enterprise as part of NatWest’s commitment to supporting women in business and our commitment to meet the climate challenge.

James has over 21 years’ experience of working with SMEs from start-ups to corporate sized businesses. In 2020 he won the Exeter Living Award for Business Services. Creating the popular #NatWestBoost networking event, helping to support the thriving local business community across Exeter and beyond. He is a regular contributor for GROW Magazine Exeter, writing a monthly column and is passionate about championing entrepreneurship, helping people scale-up their ventures and achieve their potential.

Visit James on Social Media:

  • Twitter: @jamescourt77
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Booking information:

Please register your interest. The BIPC team will then send you a pre-session questionnaire, check your eligibility, and put you in touch with James to arrange a suitable time for your meeting.

Please note: BIPC Devon are only able to offer Expert 1-to-1 appointments to business based in Devon, UK. Once you have made your booking, we will contact you for further information about you and your business idea. When you’ve replied to this email, our expert will contact you with details of how to access the meeting.

This meeting will be delivered remotely. If you have any additional requirements, please let us know and we’ll do our best to help.

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January 27, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
March 31, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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