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The ABM works in collaboration with the Institute of Directors(IoD) to bring mentoring excellence to businesses.

The ABM stands for the professionalisation and integrity of business mentoring.The Association of Business Mentors (ABM) is the professional body for business mentoring in the UK and Ireland. We are focused on promoting and maintaining the highest standards in professional business mentoring through our strict application process and emphasis on continuous professional development (CPD).

We are the “go to” organisation for businesses looking for a professional business mentor.

How to benefit from the ABM through IoD Membership

As part of this collaboration, IoD Members have the opportunity to be matched with a professional ABM Mentor to support them on their professional

The benefits for IoD Members:
  • Receive a no-obligation 30-minute consultation with an ABM Full Member.
  • Benefit from an introductory offer of six professional mentoring sessions (60-90 minutes each) for the price of five (charged at the Mentor’s usual rate, with the sixth session being free).  
  • Receive a 50% discount on the ABM membership joining fee (usually £120 for Full and £80 for Associate).
  • Receive a 10% discount on the non-ABM member rate for the Introduction to Business Mentoring Course (recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management and usually priced at £175 for non-ABM members).
The benefits for ABM Members:
  • Receive 25% discount on the first year of IoD Full Membership when quoting an ABM membership number and discount code ABM25.
  • Receive 15% discount on room hire in the IoD’s business centre and function rooms at 116 Pall Mall (London) when quoting an ABM membership number and discount code ABM15
Find a Mentor

Why choose professional business mentoring from the ABM to support you and your business?

All ABM Mentors have experience of running their own business, covering the widest range of sectors and sizes of businesses – they have all ‘been there and done it’.

The benefits for IoD Members:
  • As professional business mentors, ABM members have experience of running a business or managed a profit centre in a large corporate. They have a strong and proven track record to deliver success.
  • A professional business mentor is someone who you can trust and who offers an external perspective and fresh insight into your business.
  • A professional business mentor holds you and your team to account, challenging your goals, ideas and plans.
  • 76% of businesses say mentoring was vital to their growth.
  • Staff retention is 25% higher where mentoring is in place.
  • Suitable business mentors will be matched to your specific needs through a robust vetting process – options will be provided for you to choose from.
  • All ABM members are vetted and given regular training, support and peer supervision, enabling them to deliver the results that small and medium business owners need.
Find a Mentor

How to choose a business mentor guide

For a copy of the ABM Guide ‘How to Choose a Business Mentor’ or if you wish to find a Business Mentor, please email the ABM quoting “IoD offer”.