Stop Press! Centre Page Spread in November Brixton Bugle – Mentor Promotion

Brixton Bugle ArticleTree Shepherd are delighted to see the centre page spread in the November issue of Brixton Bugle. There are two great shots of Forest Network members Segen Ghebrekidan (@BeadsBuzz jewellery) and Carlian MacYalley (@gourmetgrubs insect snacks) – both receiving guidance, support and mentoring from Tree Shepherd.

Thank you to everyone at Brixton BID who helped secure such a high profile piece in this great local paper. Free copies circulate Brixton establishments throughout the month.

Although the focus here for the Bugle is on the Brixton community, Tree Shepherd is of course always on the look out for mentors from across Lambeth.

Text from press release below:

Tree Shepherd is looking for Brixton people who want to mentor a local enterprise

Tree Shepherd knows that for anybody who is starting out in business, enterprise mentoring works. It may take meeting one or two mentors before you ‘click’, but once you settle into a mentoring relationship, the sessions can prove invaluable.

They have a large number of people on their books who are looking for the right enterprise mentor. It may be a case of like-for-like e.g. an aspiring home baker looking for somebody with an established cake business. It might also be someone who is looking for a particular skill they lack, such as a local artist looking for somebody to mentor them who is good with figures.

Tree Shepherd is looking to the Brixton community for volunteer mentors. They welcome people coming forward from established Brixton-based businesses who want to share some of their knowledge. It will also be great for local residents with useful skills to volunteer.

All that’s required is meeting with a local entrepreneur once a month for a period of 6 months. They will come with their basic business plan and a particular set of issues or questions. You may not have all the answers, but it will definitely help them just to have somebody to sound their ideas out. Often your mentee will find the answers themselves – it just helps to have that friendly ear.

If you have never mentored before, don’t worry, every new mentor is given a Tree Shepherd induction. This is a unique opportunity to meet with the chief executive, Colin Crooks, who is widely respected in the Lambeth community as a champion for local enterprise.

Are you interested in being an Enterprise Mentor?

Please contact Lydia Gardner on 020 3697 1540 or email


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