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Elevate Mentorship Scheme

Elevate Mentorship is a 6-month mentorship programme meticulously crafted to enhance our participants’ professional and personal development. Our mentors are esteemed industry leaders committed to guiding you toward your goals. They offer invaluable knowledge, constructive feedback, and insightful advice to foster your growth.

Our mentorship scheme aims to propel your business or career toward success.

The Elevate Mentorship Scheme includes:

  • 1x suitably matched industry leader as your mentor
  • 6x 1-hour sessions over 6 months
  • 2x 2-hour workshops
  • A Peer to-peer WhatsApp group
  • Three in-person networking events

Eligibility Criteria

  • The programme is open to hospitality professionals who identify as Black, Asian or ethnic minority.
  • UK citizen, national or permanent resident.
  • Must be a member of the Be Inclusive Hospitality community.
  • Minimum of two years experience working in the hospitality industry.
Edrington UK has sponsored this year’s scheme.

The deadline for applications is Friday 24th February. The scheme will begin in April 2024.

Meet Our Mentors

“We all need a helping hand, a friendly face, an open door and the scheme feels like a really practical way to achieve that in our industry” –  Lyndsay Anderson, Mentor &Marketing Director, Various Eateries

What do our Mentees say?

“An enriching journey filled with accountability, a personal cheerleader, and a fantastic opportunity to challenge and improve current ways of working.”

- Shola Jay, Founder & Chef


“This scheme makes it possible for us to see what we can achieve with the right support and direction. Thank you for making me see that the sky is the limit, no boundaries”

- Sting Khumalo, HR Director


“With advice from my mentor, I felt empowered to start looking for new employment, and started my new job in September”

– Audrey Annoh-Antwi, Sommelier/Front of House


“I have changed jobs to an incredible opportunity into the wine world, whilst also starting my diploma, which will take me far in the wine industry”

– Carrie D’Silva, Assistant Sommelier


“I feel I have a clear idea on how to progress to where I want to be”

– Jackson Britton, Duty & Security Manager


“Advice and support really helped me through a time of significant change both in the industry and more specifically in my role”

– Ruby Dhalay, Senior Food Communications Executive


“An incredible opportunity to be supported and be part of a community that helps you intrinsically develop both professionally and personally”!

– Stephanie Wangui, Sommelier



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