Portsmouth Business School

Business Consultancy Project

Have you identified a business issue that you don't have the time or resource to dedicate to it?

Our talented students can help

Business Consultancy Projects (BCP) involve small teams of students from a wide range of business courses at the Faculty of Business and Law working with local organisations, of all types, to investigate specific business challenges or opportunities and make recommendations via a consultancy report.

In 2018/19 over 70 projects tackling a range of business challenges were completed addressing a range of issues including marketing, business planning, securing funding and internal process redesign. In all, over 360 students spanning 40 nationalities took part.

Team Diversity developed a working business plan for a café, which supports the development of people experiencing mental health issues to move into employment. “Team Diversity’s work reaches further than a financial impact on our social enterprise”

– Rachel Hampton, Head of Services, Mayfield Nurseries

Projects run from September to December, ending with final project presentations to clients, along with a written report. Clients benefit from a fresh set of minds analysing their business and our students develop essential employability and consultancy skills.

“BCP gave us resources we didn’t have, to look at problems we didn’t have time to look at

– Ben Metcalfe, Chief Executive, Landau UK

For some insight into Landau UK’s project please take a look here.

How do I get involved?

Applications for 2019/20 are open now, if you wish to apply please complete the online application form below.

Business Consultancy Projects 2019/20 Applications

For more information, please email studentprojects@port.ac.uk and one of the team will be pleased to help you.

“As a team we relished the challenge we were assigned; the project allowed us to use our initiative and express our capabilities. The module has taught us well and enhanced our development for the future.”

– James Grout, Team Diversity, BCP Student 2018/19