The Mentors

On their journeys NOISE paired the documentary participants with successful business leaders, who mentored their passage to employment.

Richard Joseph-Joseph Joseph Co-founder (Craig's Mentor)

In 2003, Richard co-founded Joseph Joseph,  an innovative and stylish household products company, with his brother. Together they lead an energetic design team from their studio and showroom in London. With a strong family history of kitchen-based design, today Joseph Joseph sells its products to 73 countries from Australia and New Zealand to Iran and Panama, and has a staff team of 42.

Richard has a degree in business and design. After university he worked for Dyson as a design engineer and became interested in the business side of things. He left the company to do an MA at Cambridge. 

Click here for Richard’s blog about his mentoring experience

Rosemary Parr-founder of the Global PA Network (Danielle’s mentor)

Rosemary is the former PA to Sir Christopher Bland (chairman of BT), now founder of the Global PA Network, delivering motivational speeches and training courses internationally, to champion administration staff of large corporate businesses. Her clients include Reuters, Deloitte, NPower, BT and Astra Zeneca.

Her vision for motivation and development of office professionals has been given extensive media coverage in the last 4 years, and she has been interviewed on BBC Radio and in the national press. Rosemary represents a large percentage of women who have built a successful career and business whilst balancing family commitments.

Click here for Rosemary’s blog about her mentoring experience

Claire Young-Motivational Speaker, Coach and Social Enterprise Champion (Karen's Mentor)

Claire is a successful business woman who has grown her career to become one of the UK’s most recognisable female entrepreneurs. In addition, she’s a social entrepreneur, passionately working across many projects, enabling and empowering young people in enterprise; including her social enterprise School Speakers 

Many will remember Claire battling it out with Lord Sugar in the 2008 series of the BBC1 hit TV show The Apprentice. Claire is an experienced TV presenter and regularly contributes to a variety of magazines, and currently co-hosts a show on BBC Radio Leeds. Claire hopes that her story will motivate others to realise that with hard work, drive and determination, anything is possible.

Click here for Claire’s blog about her mentoring experience

Tristram Mayhew-Go Ape! Co-founder (Richie's Mentor)

Tristram founded Go Ape! in 2002 with his wife Rebecca. He had been a Captain in the British Army, and spent 3 years with Coca-Cola, Schweppes and GE. His business card title is Chief Gorilla, and he sees himself as an adventurepreneur rather than a businessman.

Go Ape has seen nearly 3m people complete its 28 tree-top adventure courses across Britain, and last year branched out into America. The company had sales of £11m in 2011. The Go Ape vision is: "Creating adventure; encouraging others to live life adventurously" 

Click here for Tristram’s blog about his mentoring experience