Collaborating for Success: New Business Mentors

Posted in: Business Development

Love Loch Lomond is delighted to have facilitated the training of twelve new business mentors in the Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs area.

The Love Loch Lomond Business Mentoring Programme, delivered by Lyndsey Phillips of Stimuli Evolve, has been made possible due to Love Loch Lomond’s Collaborating for Success Project, funded by the Scottish Enterprise Tourism Destination Development Fund.

The first group of twelve mentors has been matched with mentees. Mentors and mentees work together over a 12 month period, for around an hour of mentoring per month, focusing on key objectives that each business has recognised as areas requiring guidance and support, helping to grow and develop the business.

The header photograph shows the most recent group of six business mentors proudly completing their mentoring training.

From left to right  business mentors pictured : Jared Bowers, Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, Johnny Aitken, Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel, Lynne Dow, Argyll and The Isles Partnership, Stuart Cordner, Cruise Loch Lomond, Anne Bax, Fascadail House Bed and Breakfast, Deborah Macken, East Cambusmoon Holiday Cottages, and Iain Hamilton, Loch Lomond Arms Hotel.

The greatest gift you can give yourself and to your business is the gift of time to be mentored.

Lyndsey Phillips Trainer, Stimuli Evolve

Additional mentors completing business mentoring training are: Karen Donnelly, Destination Manager, Love Loch Lomond/Karen Donnelly Associates, Catriona Kane, No. 20 Boutique B&B Helensburgh, Beth MacLeod, Knockderry House Hotel, Suzanne Bell, Quay Marinas, and Paula Smith, Wood Leisure.

One of the main benefits of having a business mentor is being able to ask questions of someone who understands your industry and business but from an outside, unattached perspective.

There is no cost associated with being a mentee in the Love Loch Lomond mentoring programme, however mentees must meet with their mentor for around one hour per month for up to twelve months, as required.

It’s still possible to participate in the programme, however places are limited. Anyone wishing to be mentored can request a mentee form for completion from Joann Mooney by emailing

Read more about the benefits of business mentoring in Lyndsey Phillip’s guest blog.