Human Lending Library | Pret, Mumsnet, Eden Project Founders Offer Free Mentoring to Social Enterprises

Following in the footsteps of London, Manchester and New York, the free service connecting social entrepreneurs to successful business leaders comes to the West Midlands.

The Human Lending Library delivered in partnership with charity Expert Impact and iSE gives social entrepreneurs and charity leaders the opportunity to ‘borrow’ free expert mentors to help their business scale and grow.


The experts include household names such as founders of Pret-a-MangerJohn FriedaMumsnet, Karen Lynch former CEO of Belu, Sir Tim Smit the founder of the Eden Project and many other leading entrepreneurs. Browse the full list here.

Patrick Grant, currently appearing on the BBC’s ‘Great British Sewing Bee’ is also a mentor and recently spoke  about the challenges his businesses has faced.

Crisis support

In addition the Human Lending Library has recruited a number of crisis mentors in response to coronavirus. These experts are able to support organisations with change management, digital working and fundraising.

To apply for a mentor through the Human Lending Library you must be creating demonstrable social and/or environmental impact and be ready to scale and grow.


Apply for a free mentoring session with one of our experts here.