I feel a huge sense of pride knowing that we produce content that has a transformative effect on businesses across the globe. Pearlfinders is used every day by marketing agencies, arts & culture brands like Tate and BAFTA, tech and HR firms, and the world’s biggest sports teams such as Real Madrid and the Chicago Bulls. We achieve all of this from beautiful offices close to London Bridge, working with some of the brightest, most driven individuals I’ve ever met.
What do I look for in a potential candidate? There's a real variety of roles and personalities at Pearlfinders, but our people do share a few key qualities. They're all perceptive and inquisitive, with natural curiosity and a desire to dig deeper. Those who really flourish are also highly proactive, enthusiastic and resourceful. There are undoubtedly easier jobs out there, but we provide the support and encouragement that helps our people learn, to progress and keep challenging themselves.
Bill Colbourne - CEO
Pearlfinders was started in 2004 by Bill & Denese Colbourne and Gareth Dixon. Our goal is, and always has been, to make the lives of those responsible for business development in companies a little easier. We started purely creating content on the brand marketing challenges of companies going through M&A, and today research the challenges being faced by businesses all over the world in six different markets.
Pearlfinders gives our clients a reason to connect, making their lives easier and giving them an edge. That is the founding principle which remains at the heart of our mission.
We are a community of analysts, researchers and data experts, but more importantly we are community of business development professionals.
For us a career is all about personal development. If you are right for the work we do and want to work hard and succeed, we will ensure you receive outstanding training and support in return. Yes we party (of course we party!) but our aim is for you to learn and progress and to become an excellent, well-rounded business professional. At a more senior level you will be involved in all aspects of running the business and have a voice in how the company evolves – we want to discover and spark the entrepreneurial spirit in you. Our goal is for us to achieve our objectives together.