Mentoring Works Awards

The third annual Yell Mentoring Works Awards is about celebrating the contribution of our great business mentors on Horsesmouth. This is your chance to thank mentors whose words of wisdom gave you the right encouragement at the right time. Or if you think that wise person is you, why not nominate yourself!

We have over 7,000 people who volunteer here to use their skill, wisdom and good will to help others facing the challanges of starting and running a small business. As many business issues are ultimately personal issues, this year's theme is
 Business, it's personal.  

Read about our winning business mentors

The Yell Mentoring Works Awards winners are announced!

The three winning business mentors have been announced, as judged by the  Yell 2011 Awards Judges 

There were also five great finalists, so why not find out more about them. There is some great business advice from Yell on Horsesmouth, or for some personal business advice, why not ask a Yell mentor?

Be inspired by the shining business mentors on Horsesmouth


The prize

the prizes


Small Business Mentor of the Year Award

Thanks for getting involved, but you have to be a member of Horsesmouth and logged-in to nominate a Horsesmouth mentor.

Please sign in or register, then return to this competition page to complete your nomination.


Small Business Mentor of the Year Award

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Horsesmouth will notify your mentor that they have been nominated.

“Thank you for your nomination! We have sent an email notification to your nominee, and the winners will be announced by the judges in January. Click here to find out more about the competition. Meanwhile, why not nominate another mentor or have a look at the great business advice from Yell.
Many thanks from all the team at Yell and Horsesmouth!”

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If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Can't find the right mentor? Just send a request!

If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.

Other users say...


I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.
'I called out for mentor assistance a week or so ago.

I have been inundated with unbelievably helpful replies, and now have a toolkit to draw on to start turning around behaviours and mind-sets that have been detrimental in my life.

I just want to thank Horsesmouth and all the amazing people who reached out to me.  Each and every one of you has given me something to think about, and some have given me heaps of material with which to start working.  Now I need to do the work! Thank you so much!' 

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