Dormen – Dorset Business Mentoring

The Dorset Business Mentoring Programme (Dormen) provides one-to-one mentoring support for small businesses across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. We have a team of over 80 volunteer mentors and, since it started in 2005, the programme has supported over 1000 businesses, ranging from sole traders to medium sized companies.

If you are a small developing business, Dormen may be able to provide you with help from a business person who has been there and done it! Our Business Mentors are experienced business and professional people who provide their time voluntarily. They are trained in business mentoring and kept up to date with recent developments in business knowledge and skills through our continuing programme of development.

Mentors cannot work miracles but they can use their business experience to help clients review their operations and future plans, and act as a sounding board. They can also provide encouragement and support to help clients achieve those plans.

If you would like to know more about Dormen, please visit which includes some brief video case studies featuring clients and their mentors talking about their experiences of mentoring. Alternatively contact the programme managers on 01202 607530 or email:

Dormen – Dorset Business Mentoring


Arena Business Centre
Holyrood Close
BH17 7FJ

T: 01202 607530

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