27 October: 2023’s National Mentoring Day shines a light on the partnership between the Bellrock Group, and the Inspiring Leadership Foundation (ILF). The relationship opens up mentoring and work opportunities at Bellrock companies for disadvantaged or vulnerable women and girls.

The ILF have already helped over 6,000 such women and girls, with the ambition to support 100,000 by 2030. To achieve that goal, they aim to boost their number of active mentors to at least 500. Bellrock is helping meet that target, contributing time and expertise across the whole spectrum of workplace and property management services.

Matching experienced leaders with the right mentees creates huge potential for personal and professional growth. Bellrock will also be using the ILF’s digital platform to start advertising FM roles to a hugely increased audience of potential female candidates.

Sophie Chivers, Head of Organisational Development and ED&I champion said: “As part of our ED&I strategy ‘Belonging at Bellrock’ we are passionate about inclusivity. Our goal is to encourage and inspire talented females within our business and externally to achieve their dreams, regardless of their background, which is why partnering with the ILF made so much sense.

We love what the charity stands for and believe the relationship is mutually beneficial; not only does investment in diversity and inclusion ensure that we have access to the widest possible talent pool, but it also means we have plurity of ideas and perspectives which form better business decisions.

By engaging in the ILF scheme, our amazing colleagues will help women and girls into meaningful careers. In today’s world, we know that women and girls face challenges that can hold them back, but we believe in a culture where they can thrive.”

Bellrock: Technology enabled workplace solutions

Our expert teams work across the built environment. With a unique mix of professional skills, supply chain partnerships, technology, and data analytics, we help organisations to manage their buildings and facilities more efficiently to deliver long-term value. Specialising in education, healthcare, commercial, and government facilities, our 1,700 Bellrock colleagues are active across the UK. Over 1000 clients trust us to look after their property and people.

Inspiring Leadership Foundation

The Inspiring Leadership Foundation is a charity organisation working to achieve economic empowerment for vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls. They provide holistic personal and professional development, helping women and girls achieve their personal ambitions and financial independence. This happens by leveraging the power of an influential business community and collaborative partnerships across public, private, and charitable sectors.

National Mentoring Day

The world’s largest celebration of mentoring takes place on 27 October each year. Working to celebrate, connect, educate, and support mentees, this nonprofit is on a mission to make mentoring accessible to everyone.

National Mentoring Day was founded in 2014 and inaugurated as an official National Day at the Houses of Parliament in 2016.