Applications are now closed – but we’ll be back for 2025 next Autumn!

Running your own business can be a lonely experience.

If you feel overwhelmed by yours, want to change direction or simply have a good idea and don’t know how to take it forward, you might benefit from a mentor – someone who understands your work environment, has experience of the kind of hurdles you’re facing and can provide practical and personal support.

Activator is the free mentoring scheme from Creative HEAD and The Industry, open to all business owners at any stage of their careers, that could see you being paired with a top industry name – an Activator – who will act as your mentor for a full 12 months.

During this time your Activator will act as your sounding board, provide honest advice, introduce relevant and valuable contacts and networks and help you learn and grow.

Activators and mentees can also take advantage of a series of business-building workshops, organised by Creative HEAD, The Industry and Floomly, meaning everyone can become part of a like-minded Activator community.