Business Advisor

In by Marianna Kisandraki

Position: Business Advisor

Location: Morley College North Kensington Centre for Skills, London W10 5QQ

Remuneration: £38,000 to £46,000 (dependent on experience)

Applications deadline: 12th February 2024

About Us
A Leader in Business Support

At PBC, we stand as a dynamic social enterprise, nationally acclaimed for helping individuals start, grow and expand their business ventures. Our mission is clear: to provide aspiring and existing business owners with state-of-the-art tools, unmatched resources and steadfast support essential for navigating today’s business environment. Our offerings include an array of webinars, comprehensive training programs, interactive workshops and networking events, complemented by personalised one-to-one business advice. Since our establishment in the vibrant 1990s, we have been a cornerstone for over 15,000 clients in a multitude of sectors. In fact, our early support has been crucial for household names like Innocent Drinks, Charlie Bigham’s and Karen Millen.

Vibrant Headquarters
Located in the newly renovated Morley College North Kensington Centre for Skills, our headquarters are more than just an office. They’re a bustling hub nestled near the lively Portobello and Golborne Roads in London, brimming with creative and business energy. This unique setting provides an ideal mix of educational resources and a business-oriented atmosphere, ensuring each day is filled with new and exciting challenges.

Seeking a Committed Team Member
We’re excited to announce an opportunity for a passionate and motivated Business Advisor to join our team. The perfect candidate will be a key player in driving our mission to support business start-up and growth and be proactive in empowering business owners with the resources they need at the different stages of their journey.

Role Summary
The Business Advisor is pivotal in bolstering the journeys of budding and early-stage business owners. You will have a business advisory, business education or similar background, be experienced in providing expert business advice, mentorship and support to aspiring and existing business owners, guiding them through the maze of starting and scaling their businesses. Working under the guidance of existing Business Advisors and the senior team, you will help to transform aspirations into thriving ventures. Training to use our resources will be provided.

Key Responsibilities
1. Mentorship & Advising

  • Deliver high quality, independent and confidential face-to-face and virtual business support to individuals starting and growing their businesses, helping them navigate business challenges.
  • Provide bespoke one-to-one advice using our in-house resources through the DNAsix enterprise support platform.
  • Assist business owners in developing business plans, strategies and operational guidelines.
  • Signpost business owners to both internal and external business development resources, as appropriate, including our portfolio of high-quality specialist external business advisors and business support programs delivered by us as well as other organisations.
  • Ensure timely delivery, quality and impact of all business advice.

2. Programme Support

  • Collaborate with the senior team to ensure the successful rollout of both commercial and non-commercial business support programmes.
  • Continuously assess the quality of the business support programmes we provide by soliciting feedback from business owners and implement insights into actionable improvements.

3. Resource Development

  • Assist the senior team in the creation and updating of resources, tools and materials in our business support portfolio to support business owners effectively.
  • Assist the Head of Marketing in organising and facilitating workshops, webinars and conferences to impart essential business knowledge.

4. Collaboration & Networking

  • Engage with the broader business community to stay updated on industry trends and best practices.
  • Facilitate connections between business owners and potential partners, investors, funding providers and any other relevant stakeholders through our networking forums and beyond.

5. Reporting & Analysis

  • Document and report on the progress of business owners and businesses you support as required by individual projects using our bespoke CRM system.

6. Development

  • Undergo any required training to identify the organisation and its business advisors as leading business support providers.

7. Other

· Perform additional tasks as deemed necessary by the senior team.


The following are essential requirements for this role:

  • Applicants must have the right to work in the UK
  • Demonstrated ability in providing high-quality, independent and confidential business support and mentorship to budding and early-stage business owners.
  • Experience in the development of business plans, strategies and operational guidelines appropriate for early-stage businesses.
  • Expertise in at least one of the following to support business owners on a deeper level: financial management and analysis, marketing, sales, business strategy and planning, industry-specific knowledge or fundraising.
  • Strong networking capabilities to facilitate connections between business owners and potential partners, investors and funding providers.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated in both face-to-face and virtual settings.
  • Familiarity with signposting business owners to relevant business support resources.
  • Experience in sales with a commercial outlook; a brand ambassador able to promote our products and services to new and existing business owners.
  • High proficiency with technology and using digital productivity tools such as Microsoft365, Teams and Zoom to deliver business advice.
  • Knowledge of the digital business tools utilised by early-stage businesses, how they work and add value.
  • Experience with using CRMs and documenting and managing data through them.
  • Willingness to pitch in, support and learn from all aspects of the business as we are at a pivotal moment of growth.

The following are desirable for this role:

  • Team management or leadership experience would be a bonus and attract the top end of the salary range being offered.
  • Experience of engagement with business communities such as those for charities, councils, faith groups, chambers of commerce etc.
  • An entrepreneurial background would help you to better understand the start-up mindset.

Join us in making a meaningful difference to the businesses we serve.

To apply, please submit no more than a two-page CV and a one-page cover letter detailing your skills and suitability to the role to

Application Deadline: 12th February 2024