Mentoring Network

Mentoring Network

We are proud to unveil the Onboard Hospitality Mentoring Network – a new collaboration to drive forward our industry’s professionals….

Launched in collaboration with industry stalwarts and a leading hospitality school, the network will:

• Connect the industry with young entrepreneurs and hospitality students
• Raise awareness of the sector’s career potential and business opportunities
• Provide mentoring to students & young businesses
• Connect creative talent & new products with the onboard sector

Spearheaded by long-time talent champion, Mike Pooley and Onboard Hospitality editor Julie Baxter, the mentoring network will comprise a panel of volunteer mentors who will support students from one of the world’s leading hospitality schools – at Oxford Brookes University – through its well-established Bacchus mentoring scheme. This panel will also act as business gurus to entrepreneurs and business professionals entering our 2018 Onboard Hospitality Awards.

In addition to providing the network with regular exposure through our website, e-newsletter and in print issues, Onboard Hospitality will actively support the Mentoring Network by reinvesting a proportion of our annual award entry fees into practical business mentoring prizes.

The Onboard Hospitality Mentoring Network will be an on-going initiative building collaborations with other hospitality and catering bodies and identifying professional development opportunities within businesses large and small. To volunteer your involvement please contact

For your chance to win support from the network enter the 2018 Onboard Hospitality Awards before DECEMBER 1 or contact for more information.