About Me

Philippa Seal has worked in and with small businesses all her career, as a director, and co-owner of a couple of business communication agencies. Her experience in advertising and marketing is routed in helping B2B businesses to find profitable, sustainable clients and customers and keep them. Philippa has worked on large global B2B brands in chemicals, paints, machinery and food ingredients. She is a member of the Worshipful Company of Marketors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a qualified and experience Business Mentor and Supervisor of other Mentors. She had created, written, and developed practical workshops and courses for Bayes Business School, City University (London) and the University of Sunderland in London. She Mentors for Bayes’ MSc in Entrepreneurship.

As a qualified and experienced Business Mentor Philippa works with owner-managed SMEs and transfers her marketing and leadership experience, knowledge and competences to enable business owners to thrive and grow their businesses using tried and tested practical techniques. Her particular interest are services, how to price, package and deliver them.

Philippa mentors for We are Tern (the Entrepreneurs Refugee Network), the 20/20 Levels programme (supporting underrepresented young businesspeople) and Help to Grow Management programme (growing small businesses).


Employment history

  • Founder and Owner Philippa Business Mentor
  • Commercial Director and Co-founder Flint Communications (B2B Ad agency)
  • Account Manager Anderson and Lembke (B2B Ad agency)
  • Marketing Manager Withers Worldwide (global law firm)
  • Account Manager Intelmark (branding Agency)
  • Global Media Planner and Buyer Carat Media (global media agency)

Qualifications and memberships

  • MBA Bayes Business School (City University, London): Distinction – 2012
  • MA Marketing London Metropolitan University: Distinction – 2009
  • BA Hons Modern Languages – French and Italian – Manchester University
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and Chartered Marketer
  • ILM7 Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing – CIM – 1989
  • Worshipful Company of Marketors – Court Assistant and Chair Outreach since 2018
  • ILM7 (Masters’ level) Business Mentoring and Coaching 2012
  • ILM7 (Masters’ level) Supervision (of Mentors) 2013

Areas of expertise

  • Go to Market Strategy
  • Pricing
  • Leadership – confidence building
  • Developing people and teams
  • Startups
  • Sustainable and profitable growth
  • Communications

Sector specialities

  • Software as a Service (SAAS)
  • Business training programmes
  • Creative businesses
  • Professional Services
  • Wellness and Personal Services

Personal interests

  • International travel
  • World cuisines and food
  • Skiing
  • Theatre
  • Art galleries and exhibitions
  • Historic places
  • Tennis, Pilates and swimming in the sea