Business Coaching and Mentoring

An experienced business mentor who has the know-how, experience and proven results to provide guidance, support and encouragement.

Business Advice

Providing both direct advice and, where appropriate,  recommending key partners in professions such as accountancy, financial services, and law.

Business Training

Delivering structured external training programmes in partnership with learning and educational organisations such as universities and colleges.   Delivered to groups of between 8-20 often in half day sessions.

Business Advice, Coaching and Mentoring

Paul Kelley Business Advice Ltd  or PKBA, is a well-established business consultancy and business training organisation that delivers a range of business advice services such as business advice, business coaching and business mentoring to all types of businesses in the Yorkshire region and beyond including Leeds, York and Harrogate.

Working directly with business owners and directors, both in the SME and larger business sectors, I deliver structured coaching and training programmes geared to your particular requirements.  Key objectives are agreed and specific outcomes set and measured within clear action plans to keep on track and achieve your goals.

Experienced and qualified Business Consultant and Coach; formerly director of high growth SME company, GMAP Ltd.   Core skills in supporting business owners to achieve sustainable growth and improve profitability through clear market focus and informed financial management.  Background includes extensive "blue chip" national and international experience.

PKBA can objectively analyse your current business performance to establish where exactly your business is now, financially and strategically. PKBA has the knowledge and expertise to support your business allowing you to turn your  business vision into achievable strategic goals whilst developing a clear and executable business plan.  PKBA can advise your business and help you to address and overcome many of the difficult challenges facing business owners.  

  • Leeds University Business School, including Goldman Sachs 10k courses
  • Local, regional, and national funded programmes (various)
    • Coaching
    • Leadership & Management training
  • Winning Pitch
  • Science City York (SCY) business training service
  • UK Trade & Investment (export agency)
  • Harrogate Borough Council


  • In the initial 3 months Paul and I worked together he helped me to create a clear vision and plan for growth for a start-up business.  He then helped me further once established to focus on further growth and sector profitability.

      James Moorhouse, Owner/Director ABN Resources Ltd
  • Paul provided BSc with excellent strategic advice throughout the start-up period for our new business. His experience and excellent coaching skills proved to be invaluable. Helping us with financials, business planning and sales and marketing.

      Director at Brodie Skin care Ltd. Creator of Recovery Phase Rehydration Cream. #SBS Winner Jan 2014
  • Paul offers no-nonsense incisive guidance and support which draws on his extensive commercial experience. His advice and recommendations consistently hit the mark. Whilst he is a pleasure to work with he remains focused on delivering a high quality end result at all times.

      Andrew Ward, owner- director Sirius Ltd (Financial Services)
  • Paul is a highly professional & personable individual. He is able to deliver advice and coaching in a very sensitive and non-patronising manner. Paul has been a great asset to Exquisite Hand Made Cakes Ltd, particularly in the periods when serious growing pains were being experienced!

      Viv Parry - Business Owner, Chartered Accountant, Lecturer & Speaker, Alternative Funding Champion
  • I first started working with Paul as part of Harrogate Borough Council’s Economic Development Team. Paul was working on the Science City York (SCY) European funded mentoring programme.

      Daniel Harper, Economic Development Officer, Harrogate Borough Council