Mentor (2019-2021)

Hi, I am Jo Brianti, Small Business Support Consultant based in Ealing West London. I have over 30 years commercial experience in industries as diverse as hospitality, travel and tourism to car manufacture and banking.

I started my first job at 14 during school holidays and at 19 was running a restaurant and a small team of waiting staff and wanted to work in a Michelin starred establishment. At 21 due to a health issue I had to retrain and found an opportunity as an Administrator. This led to a position as a Training Advisor working with long term unemployed adults and supporting them to secure employment or starting a business. 2 redundancies later and I sold a recruitment firm established with 2 colleagues to a national company.

I worked for a tech start up delivering a platform for managed house pub companies which offered huge opportunity for personal development.
20 years of project and programme management roles followed in both public and private sector organisations, the majority in a self-employed capacity.

I established JLB Support Solutions 6 years ago to enable me to work flexibly around my twin boys. During this time, I have learnt a huge amount – mostly about the dark art of marketing, an area in which I had no experience.
Using skills from my 30-year business career I help sole traders and small businesses simplify, structure and streamline their businesses with tailored solutions.