“I was fortunate enough to have Pete Schonbeck as my Business Advisor when I was starting out as a consultant. His expertise and encouragement were invaluable. He advised and supported me to think wisely about my business ambitions. Since being advised by Pete, I have been able to secure many lucrative contracts. I am so grateful to him for time, warmth and expertise.”
Prof Carolyn Mair PhD CPsychol, FBPsS, FHEA
“I have worked with Pete for over 5 years and have always found his advice spot on and really helpful.
It is rare to find someone with such broad industry knowledge that can be applied from start-up level to managing large scale production.
His practical advice and positive approach to tackling problems has got us through some tricky times and would definitely recommend working with him!”
Catherine of Catherin Tough Ltd (Homewares, Gifts & Knitted Goodness) https://www.catherinetough.co.uk
“Working with Pete Schonbeck has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Pete combines professionalism with a holistic and personal approach, making it easy to understand the world of developing a business. Prior to meeting Pete, I was completely unaware of what it took to run a business, I felt a little daunted at the prospect. Since I met Pete, I feel prepared and fully informed to take on this challenge.
Pete has helped me to grow a small-scale idea into a business with a lot of potential. He helps me to constantly think outside the box, and his approach has given me a new sense of excitement to get to work. He offers solutions I had never considered and encourages me to take on this project with confidence.
I meet with Pete on a weekly basis and find his expertise invaluable. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone who needs to start or grow a business. You are in great hands with him.”
Sophia Akrofi - Bites of Brixton https://www.instagram.com/bitesofbrixton/?hl=en
To whom it may concern.
Peter has been a realinspiration, a mentorand a helpful guidance for us over the lasttwoyears. His understanding and knowledge of manufacturing has made it a lot easier for Peter to understand our journey and the difficulties that lie ahead. He has given us a different and alternative view at looking at our business and how we do things, making sure we always question our motives.
His good humour and positive attitude has been a real comfort for us, even in the most difficult of times.
Boyowa Olugbo (Managing Director) Stennah & Hope Ltd https://www.stennahandhope.co.uk
I have worked with Pete for almost a year and his advice really helped me. I came with many ideas in mind and I didn't know how to start. Pete really helped me structure and prioritise my work in order to start off my project. With his expertise, he offered me great advice and encouraged me when I was facing challenges. He is always full of ideas and opportunities to grow what has started as a small project. I highly recommend Pete to anyone who is seeking support in their new venture!
Lisa Lainé (New Cosmetics Brand)
Pete approaches mentoring with intelligence and humour. Not only did I learn a lot from Pete, I really enjoyed my sessions. Without his help I would not have been able to learn the intricacies of business planning, secure funding and successfully launch my business. There’s no doubt that Pete can help you on your business journey.
Janine Wallace-Dowse - Managing Director London Paper Crafts
‘From the moment we started our architecture practice, Pete Schonbeck was on hand to support us through regular, hands-on, business advice. His enthusiasm for our business and the ideas behind it were tangible, and much needed at times when we felt discouraged by the challenges of starting a new business. Pete took the time to really understand what we were trying to achieve, and had the professional experience and foresight to help us plot out a route to achieving our goals. Being from a related but different discipline himself, he provided a vital ‘outside’ view, identifying where our branding and communication needed to be clearer. He guided us through writing our business plan and establishing our pricing structure. He taught us how to track our finances and forecast our cash flow. Pete coached us on the importance of ensuring that we have enough projects in the pipe line to get us through quieter times of the year. When we needed to arrange financing for our young business, he gave us knowledgeable impartial advice and helped us negotiate our start-up loan. He held our hand through a re-brand and fundamental changes in our third year of business. Pete was a real asset, a good friend, and a complete joy to work with. We would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone considering the exciting but sometime daunting adventure of starting a business!’
Elisa Engel Director arb/RIBA Citizen Architects https://citizenarchitects.eu