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Who's who? Find out more about our mentoring experts

Sage has brought together some of the finest minds in business mentoring to raise awareness of the importance of mentoring to business success and how to establish effective mentoring relationships. As you'll see below, our Business Navigators come from varied backgrounds, but they all have two things in common: their passion for mentoring; and the belief that it can help businesses to grow.

Alex Depledge, Hassle

Alex is a co-founder of (formerly Teddle), a London based startup and was recently named as one of the top 100 CEOs by Silicon Valley Comes to the UK. View her LinkedIn profile here.

Kerrie Dorman, Association of Business Mentors

As well as being an entrepreneur, Kerrie is the founder of the Association of Business Mentors and International Head of Mentoring for the IIC&M, and has recently been appointed Non-Executive Director of Vanty International. View her LinkedIn profile here.

Brendan Flattery, Sage

From December 2010, Brendan has been CEO for Sage in the UK and Ireland with overall accountability for the UKI business, which supports the operations of more than 800,000 firms in the UK. He is also responsible for leading the Sage One global business and, in Europe, the Start-up and Small Business segment and the Extraordinary Customer Experience group.  View his LinkedIn profile here.

David Hardstaff, Home Counties Business Advisors (HCBA)

David provides advice and support to businesses of all sizes to help them formulate plans and processes that help them grow. He also blogs about business at View his LinkedIn profile here.

Michael Mercieca, Young Enterprise

Michael is the Chief Executive of Young Enterprise, having previously been Director of Finance & Operations at The Prince’s Trust which he joined in 2003. View his LinkedIn profile here.

Matthew Stafford, @StudentUpstarts, @9others

Matthew is a co-founder of @StudentUpstarts, which offers £15k equity investments to student/graduate teams to create and build their own business. He is also a co-founder of @9others, a global network of entrepreneurs working together to solve the problems of business. View his LinkedIn profile here.

John Webb, Rackspace

John is Director for Startups, Developers & Investors at web-hosting company Rackspace and also acts as a mentor on numerous incubator and accelerator programs including Techstars London and Oxygen.  View his LinkedIn profile here.

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