The Mentor Hour

Connect, explore challenges and gain valuable insights to help boost your personal and business growth - in just 60 minutes.

Entrepreneurial Scotland is excited to announce The Mentor Hour, our free monthly initiative designed to connect business leaders seeking guidance and experience with senior business figures from around Scotland and internationally. This initiative provides a unique opportunity to connect, explore challenges and gain invaluable insights to help boost your personal and professional growth.

How does it work?

1. Register your interest in a 1-1 mentor session. Outline your business, your challenges, aspirations and what you would like to achieve from the one-hour session.

2. 1-hour sessions - Each month, established business leaders generously offer one hour of their time to dedicate to one of the registered participants in an online mentoring session.

3. The Match - Based on your profile and needs, and the skills and experience of our mentor, we will match the most appropriate people together.

Please note that availability is limited and a match is not guaranteed.


Meet our July Mentoring Panel

Grant Currie

Grant Currie

Founder/Managing Director, Virtual Services Group

Grant Currie is founder and Managing Director of Virtual Services Group, comprising Virtual FM Ltd, Virtual Water Services Ltd & Virtual Facilities Services Ltd. Grant embarked on his entrepreneurial journey in 2016, following 25+ years spent working in the FM industry at various senior levels. His driving force was to provide excellence, transparency and value for his clients. Originally starting with a team of 3, the company now looks after over 200 employees nationally, over 250 properties UK wide and works with a diverse variety of clients. A keen philanthropist, Grant co-founded The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation in 2010 following the sudden death of his 15 year old daughter Lauren. The charity provides support for patients with vasculitis, a rare auto-immune disease, in addition to fundraising and funding research. The charity is in the enviable position of benefitting from the expertise and generosity of Virtual FM employees for the maintenance of its respite cabin and in sponsorship of fundraising events. The company also provides volunteer services to the local community and supports other charities it works alongside.

Graeme Bissett

Graeme Bissett


Graeme Bissett is a Chartered Accountant, corporate financier and experienced non-executive Chairman / Director.

His career includes Partner at Arthur Andersen and Finance Director at international groups, and a subsequent portfolio of boardroom appointments in entrepreneurial businesses, across diverse sectors and in both the privately owned and listed markets.

Graeme has also held many pro bono appointments, including Chair at Children 1st, Vice-Convenor of Court at the University of Glasgow and trusteeship at Citizens Advice Scotland.

Become a Mentor

Becoming a mentor is your opportunity for you to give something back to Scotland by supporting Scotland's entrepreneurial leaders.

The mentoring sessions require a 1-hour commitment. In that hour you are directly helping shape and grow leaders and businesses in Scotland.

To learn more about becoming an ES Mentor, please get in touch below for further information.