Business and Employment Support and Training

"Achieving the best through partnership"




Mentoring is available in both English and British Sign Language

Mentoring can help with a range of personal and business needs, such as:

          • Finding work
          • Changing jobs
          • Improving performance
          • Improving time management
          • Building confidence
          • Developing skills

BEST's online mentoring schemes are flexible, cost effective and easy to use.


Shirley David BA Hons., RSLI, MILM is a trained employment counsellor, has extensive management experience and has been providing consultancy and training services since the launch of BEST in 1998. Shirley became a Registered Sign Language Interpreter registered with NRCPD in November 2021, having completed the iBSL Diploma in British Sign Language Interpreting. She has been working with the Deaf community for many years and is involved with a local d/Deaf club in Pembrokeshire ( raising considerable grant income for the organisation since it started in 2013.

Shirley has also supported both Deaf and hearing clients with claims of discrimination, with a 100% success rate to date. This involves help with completion of the ET1 form (Employment Tribunal claim form) and preparation of evidence for a Tribunal.

Advice and support can also be given to employers who have discipline or grievance issues. Sometimes an independent viewpoint can be very helpful. BEST support can involve undertaking interviews and preparing the paperwork so that any decisions will be fair and meet all legislative requirements.

To discuss a mentoring scheme tailored to your specific needs please email Shirley at , or telephone 01646 651655. A text number is stated in the video for BSL users. When contacting Shirley please state your name, reason for wanting mentoring support, and your preferred method for further discussion, e.g. Skype, FaceTime etc.