Business Mentors

The below organisations will be working with students in a range of workshops. Search mentors by workshops:

Your Resourceful Future

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world, publishing for three primary markets: research, education, and English language teaching. OUP’s mission is to create world-class academic and educational resources and make them available as widely as possible.

InterClimate Network

InterClimate Network mobilises the energy and creativity of young people, inspiring them to become active citizens and leaders in sustainable, low carbon, economic development. We aim to implement dynamic programmes, involving young people in all stages of project development and delivery.

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford City Council

Oxford City Council became the first local authority in the UK to divest from fossil fuel companies in 2014 and one of our core values is to promote a clean and green Oxford. We work tirelessly to improve the environment of our city in everything that we do, from recycling to air quality and street cleansing to sustainability. 

Your Business Future

3Keel

3Keel LLP is an Oxford-based consultancy that helps organisations develop, implement and monitor sustainability programnes.  Our work combines creative, high quality research and analysis with clear and engaging communications. We specialise in three critical areas: developing and supporting sustainable business practices; quantifying and managing impacts, risks, and opportunities; and, natural resource and raw material management.

Good Food Oxford

Good Food Oxford is a network of 130 organisations working together for healthier, fairer and more sustainable food for Oxford. Network members come from across Oxford’s food system – farmers, processors, retailers, cafes and restaurants, local authorities, the NHS, charities and community groups. By taking a “collective impact” approach they believe they can address the most pressing issues around food, including climate change, obesity and food poverty; and they believe that working together can be delicious, rewarding and fun. 

Lush

Lush is a growing global cosmetics company based in Poole, Dorset. We aim to constantly push boundaries with product invention, business innovation and our ethics and campaigning history

GreenBuying.co.uk

GreenBuying.co.uk is your number one choice for UK sourced eco school supplies. Unlike other websites which sell green supplies as an "add-on", green products is all that we do. So buying from this site will build your school’s green credentials whilst supporting the environment and British manufacturers. We maintain competitive prices and an efficient delivery service as going green should not result in poorer value for money.

Waitrose

Waitrose is a chain of British supermarkets, which forms the food retail division of Britain's largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership. Founded in 1904 Waitrose began as a small grocery store, Waite, Rose & Taylor in West London. In 1908, David Taylor left the business and the name became "Waitrose". In 1937, the company was taken over by the John Lewis Partnership.

 

Your Energy Future

Skanska

Skanska, one of the UK’s leading contractors, is an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society. Known for major projects, such as the Gherkin and Crossrail, we are building, upgrading and maintaining the country’s infrastructure. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative and progressive. We bring together people and technology, as part of our quest to make construction a safer and more collaborative industry.

Oxford Brookes University

Gavin Hodgson, Energy and Carbon Reduction Specialist at Oxford Brookes University, is a specialist in energy use in buildings and has helped architects & developers to achieve this for nearly 20 years.  Some of his projects include the Athletes Village at the London 2012 Olympics, some of the UK's first zero carbon dwellings and other ultra low energy buildings as a part of the pan-european PassivHaus project.  Gavin is also a trained in the use of environmental assessment methods and his first degree was in environmental monitoring and management.

 

Low Carbon Hub

Low Carbon Hub is a pioneering social enterprise based in Oxford. We are working for a decentralised, renewables-based energy system for Oxfordshire and the UK that puts ownership of local power in the hands of local people. We develop renewable energy with local schools, businesses and community groups and reinvest 100% of our own surplus revenue in our mission to scale up renewable energy generation and scale down energy demand.

 

Darke & Taylor

Darke & Taylor are a multi-award winning company dedicated to providing the highest quality solutions for all your electrical and electrotechnical needs including Design, Contracting, Fire & Security, Solar PV, Test & Inspection and Maintenance. Based in Oxfordshire, serving London and the Home Counties, we have decades of experience, a trust-worthy team, and a reputation for engineering excellence

Severn Wye Energy Agency

Severn Wye Energy Agency is a charity with a vision of a bright, secure and sustainable future free from fuel poverty. We have made it our mission to provide practical expertise for more energy efficient and sustainable living. To achieve this we take steps to ensure real practical action through the development of solutions and projects and by offering impartial advice, technical support and  providing training and education for people of all ages.

 

Your Innovative Future

Green Biologics

Green Biologics (GBL) is an industrial biotech company based in Oxfordshire. We use microbial fermentation to make chemicals used in everyday products and consumables. Our approach is a more environmentally sustainable alternative to petrochemical processes. We use strain engineering and advanced fermentation and in 2016 started up the first new bio-butanol plant to be commissioned in the US since the 1940s.

Network Rail

Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.65bn journeys by rail every year and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We employ 36,000 people across Britain and work round-the-clock, each and every day, to provide a safe, reliable railway.

Jaguar Land Rover

At Jaguar Land Rover, sustainable development is integral to the way we work. It is a core value that drives the long-term success of our business. We believe that it is fundamental to preserving the strong reputation of our brands, securing our licence to operate, delivering profitable growth, and retaining the trust of all of our stakeholders. We are committed to positively engaging with our local and global communities to ensure our presence adds value and brings benefits.