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Main contact: Alan Garratt
Tel: 07789164822 · Blairgowrie Business Centre, 9 Reform Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6BD

GrowBiz is a community-based enterprise support service covering Eastern and Highland Perthshire. We provide support to anyone thinking of becoming self-employed, or starting (or growing) a small business or social enterprise. There is no age limit either upper or lower, and we work right across the community including people from all backgrounds, and those with health issues or disabilities.  We provide a range of services including one to one meetings, peer support, specialist advice, mentoring and training. GrowBiz has provided an ongoing enterprise mentor support programme since 2014, matching mentors and mentees from within the GrowBiz Enterprise network. We have an experienced peer support and mentoring co-ordinator who oversees the programme, develops the training materials, recruits and trains the mentors and provides ongoing individually tailored support to the mentoring partnerships. We arrange regular training for potential mentors, as well as ongoing facilitated peer support sessions for mentors and support for existing mentoring partnerships. We also provide information sessions for potential mentees. We have produced, in booklet form, mentor and mentee information guides which accompany the mentor training and mentee information sessions, and can be used as an ongoing reference point for all involved in the mentoring.