About Us

We work with you as your outsourced business development team in  Sussex to help to grow your business

Managing Director, Tony Portelli

Our Managing Director, Tony Portelli, has over 20 years’ experience of helping SME’s to grow, working with companies of all sizes to reinvigorate, create new value and boost growth and/or productivity to create an edge over their competitors.

Tony’s view is “for your business to thrive, it is crucial to be continually innovating and improving. Successful business innovation means finding and marketing new revenue opportunities, optimising existing channels and, ultimately, generating higher profits.” 


His career before founding The Consultancy Bureau in 2019 was within the competitive media industry working with local companies to develop and market their businesses for over 20 years. During this period Tony was recognised with many awards for product innovation, revenue and profit growth alongside sales and customer service excellence awards. 

The Consultancy Bureau’s mission is to provide SME businesses in Sussex access to the best and most cost effective option in business development and marketing solutions by providing outsourced options for businesses that do not have the big budgets required for a full-time business development or marketing team.


“Marketing and innovation are the foundations of a company’s success. By mere virtue of these actions, The Consultancy Bureau can make the changes that transform your business performance and future.”


Head of Public Relations, Andy Parkes

,An award-winning editor Andy is a specialist in all areas of media and is used to setting the agenda; developing and implementing effective strategy.

Andy has many years experience of growing audiences and creating hard hitting campaigns in his work across Sussex and London. He has a strong reputation as a commercial Editor who has long understood the power of innovative content creation and brand positioning.

His most recent corporate achievement was to take The Argus, the company’s worst performing title, and within 12 months turning it into Newsquest’s best performing daily title. This was achieved through industry leading circulation performance and digital audience growth.

He is Chairman of the Argus Appeal and proud of his work to promote the charity, fundraise and maintain its position at the heart of the community, recently being recognised with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.


We provide an outsourced, ‘hands on’ business development service to help Sussex SME’s grow, quickly..

Advisor for Education, Planning and Local Authority – Peter Fortune



Peter is the Deputy Leader of the London Borough of Bromley, the largest of the London Boroughs. He is also the representative for Bromley and Bexley at the Great London Assembly and Deputy Leader for the Conservative party at the GLA.

Peter holds a portfolio with responsibility for Education, Children and Families and was strategically responsible for the successful turnaround of three failed local authority services including the Youth Offending service, Adult Education and the Children’s Services Department which progressed from an Ofsted rating of ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ Leadership in just two years.

He has been the chairman of various charities and served on the Board of Clarion Housing Association, the largest Housing Association in the United Kingdom.