Inspirational Mentor of the Year

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Inspirational Mentor of the Year 

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This award recognises the vital role mentors play in passing on their skills, knowledge and expertise to the next generation of business owners in the North East of Scotland. For many, the extraordinary commitment from an experienced Mentor encourages the development of skills and knowledge that can vastly improve their business potential and performance.

Through the Elevator Awards, Team Elevator is looking celebrate candidates, well respected in their field, who have excelled in sharing their experience, lessons learned and expertise with business owners to lead them to success and professional development. We are looking for an individual that has not only made a difference to the business of their mentee(s), but who supports the emergence of new and growing businesses in their region and/or sector.

The Elevator Awards support, commend and celebrate business excellence in the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire regions, we are therefore looking to celebrate Mentors who support businesses within this geographic location.

Through this Award Application, we'd like to hear from either:

  • Mentees who have benefitted significantly with the development of their business plans and progression from the impact of their Mentor's input.


  • Mentors themselves who recognise the impact they have had on a mentee, their business and the wider business community.


  • Nominators who recognise the impact a Mentor has had on a business, utilising their skills and expertise. This might be a colleague or other professional that has recognised the contribution this individual has made in the field.


The questions you will be asked:

1) The Mentor

  • Name of Mentor
  • Contact details for Mentor: Phone Number/ Email Address/Address.
  • Link to website or professional profile for Mentor

2) If you are not the Mentor, explain your relationship to the Mentor being nominated
Word count max 500 words

3) How has this Mentor positively impacted a Mentee and their business?
Word count max 1,000 words

4) How does this Mentor demonstrate a willingness to dedicate their time, experience and knowledge, support and enthusiasm?
Word count max 500 words

5) What makes this Mentor’s approach to supporting others unique?
Word count max 500 words