Phil Johnson Business Services is a one man business run by Phil Johnson, a highly experienced Retail Manager, Small Business Owner and Charity Trustee. Phil has clocked up over 10 years management and leadership experience with some of the UK''s largest retail names, as well as running several of his own successful small businesses, of which PJBS has been trading since January 2006..
Even in his spare time he likes to keep himself busy, by keeping his passion for music alive! Phil is a charity trustee, as well as serving on the Judging Panel of the British Youth Band Association, attending Youth Education events all across the UK throughout the year.
"After several years working for some of the largest names in high-volume retail, and a very successful management career I realised that being an employee wasn''t really for me. I wanted to leave the security of an employer and start out on my own. Since then I''ve had a string of small businesses, and during that time I''ve made plenty of mistakes... the very mistakes that everyone makes when they are first starting out.
The thing that really got me was that there were plenty of organisations that claimed to be able to offer FREE help and advice, but when I took them up on the offer I was faced with someone who had little or no experience of running their own business... you know, someone who had been through business school and hopped straight into a job as an advisor. This lack of hands-on experience didn''t do me any good at all, and all the mistakes I made could have been avoided if those advisors had been able to work with me and guide me through it all.
Its because of this that Phil Johnson Business Services came about. I decided that something needed to be done in terms of providing real support for new start-ups and small businesses trying to keep afloat in the early years, and that support needed to be across the board. As a result PJBS now provides Business Coaching and Mentoring, Marketing ...