Elevate, the free mentorship programme for the events industry, has launched its seventh-season intake for new mentees and mentors.
The programme has supported and inspired over 1,200 people within the events industry since its launch in 2017. Registrations for the new intake will remain open until mid-January and the programme starts at the beginning of February.
Designed to connect mentees with more experienced industry mentors, the latter have included CEOs, entrepreneurs, creative directors, venue managers, freelancers, client managers, brand experience directors, suppliers and creative designers from brands including Amplify, Owl Live, GPJ, SMYLE, TikTok, Pinterest, Sky, and O2. The aim is to change lives, careers, and the events industry for the better.
Elevate was launched by Melissa Noakes, head of sponsorship and events at Santander UK, and Max Fellows, founder of events business consultancy Allpoints to fill what they perceive to be a huge gap in the events industry for training and personal development.
Noakes said: “Elevate is the single largest organisation in Europe that is providing free support and personal development to professionals across every sector within the event industry – building skills whilst breaking down barriers, creating a strong community, and elevating the capabilities of the talent in our industry at every level.”
Fellows added: “Our focus for 2023 will be social mobility and making a positive social impact on the lives of young people at the beginning of their career journey who have no idea of the full breadth of the events industry. To help support this initiative we’re on the lookout for events businesses to partner with us.
Apply here to be an Elevate mentor or mentee or for more information about the programme