During the pandemic we will be updating this page with useful tools and links to help members and their mentees. 

If you see anything useful that we've missed, or would like to share your own activities, please do send them through to us via [email protected]

Also don't forget that as an ABM member you can join our weekly online calls to discuss the impact of the virus on mentoring and mentees. See our Training & Events page for more information.

As we continue to liaise with government regularly on the impact of COVID-19 on our members and their mentees, we have also launched a questionnaire for members, their clients and wider business networks to help us to feed into the government's response to the pandemic. Please take a look (it'll take around 10 minutes to complete) and feel free to share with your networks. Please note the findings will remain anonymous and details are asked for in case the ABM Exec wish to follow up with you. 

Blogs have also been published by ABM members on COVID-19 which you may find of interest to read: 

Adapting our working patterns as business mentors - ABM Chair, Simon Fordham

Which apps should I be using in my business? - ABM Director, Gary King

ABM calls on the government to fund access to mentors and coaches to help business owners - ABM Chair, Simon Fordham

The 5 inside tips to transform your leadership in a COVID and post COVID world - ABM Full Member, Nicki Deeson

Government response to COVID-19 - digital infrastructure - feedback from ABM Chair, Simon Fordham

ABM calls on the government to promote professional business mentoring - ABM Chair, Simon Fordham

Government support 

Guidance for employers, employees and businesses (updated regularly with the latest advice) 

Government scheme information

Some aspects of business support are devolved. Specific information for businesses and employers in Northern IrelandScotland, and Wales is available.  

Legal support 

Our partner, Law-Answers.com, has launched a new website, contracts.direct.com which is updated daily with the legal changes being made to the business landscape during the pandemic. The site can be used to show clients and prospects that you are staying up to date with legal changes being made to deal with the outbreak of the virus. 

Tips and downloads from ABM Members 

The five steps to ask for client feedback - provided by Simon Fordham (Fordham Henderson) [email protected] 

Working from home checklist for employers - Provided by Gary King (Tendo) [email protected] 

Working from home survival guide - Provided by Gary King (Tendo) [email protected] 

How to look after your mental health whilst working from home - Provided by Anna Golawski (Stratus Coaching) [email protected]

Supporting your teams to work remotely - Provided by Anna Golawski (Stratus Coaching) [email protected]

Spotting the signs of stress - Provided by Anna Golawski (Stratus Coaching) [email protected] 

Collaboration agreement - Provided by Simon Fordham (Fordham Henderson) [email protected]

Wider support from ABM Members 

Kathy Ennis - Executive Team Member 

Check out her Facebook page to deliver help, support and learning opportunities via regular live sessions (facebook.com/groups/24piggies) She is also working with a colleague to deliver support information as well as hosting a whole series of expert sessions on everything from home-schooling to customer retention. 

Along with a colleague, she will also be delivering a series of workshops (on Zoom). For more information please click here.

You can contact Kathy at [email protected]

Siobhan Lavelle - ABM Affiliate Member 

Siobhan is Managing Director of Cornelle Communications. With more than 25 years experience as a professional communicator, Siobhan is very happy to discuss with any members and their mentees communication challenges (including crisis communications) during the pandemic. You can contact Siobhan at [email protected]

The Association of Business Mentors is registered in England and Wales under company number 7533326 at The Nest, 12-18 Sampson Street, London, E1W 1NA
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