Chris is a consultant, adviser and interim manager helping organisations thrive and become more sustainable by providing expert business support.
Before forming his own consultancy business in 2002, Chris followed a career in the international telecoms industry, culminating in the role of head of corporate communications at Nortel’s Harlow Labs. Since then he has undertaken a wide range of business consultancy assignments across the Private, Public and Civil Society sectors.
Chris is also Joint-lead for Eastside Primetimers’ East of England Group
Key skills & experience
Although his principal focus is on working with individual charities and social enterprises, Chris has also worked as a consultant with local authorities and groups of charities on a variety of assignments in response to public service reform.
Chris is chair of a local infrastructure charity, Rainbow Services, and has trustee experience with three other charities. He is also vice chair of Harlow Chamber of Commerce.
As a business adviser, he is particularly interested in start-ups and emerging businesses and provides pro-bono support through his Harlow Business Mentors initiative
Chris is a qualified marketer and a SFEDI-accredited social enterprise adviser.
Key skills include:
- Business planning
- Marketing planning
- Marketing communications
- Workshop design and facilitation
Chris has helped several charities to secure grant funding to aid their development. In recent times, he has provided expert support for seven successful funding applications – four LSF and three Big Potential – raising £400k for development support.
Recent funded projects that Chris has delivered on behalf of Eastside Primetimers include:
- Big Potential Breakthrough – Citizenship Foundation
- Big Potential Advanced – Royal Association for Deaf People, DABD
- Local Sustainability Fund – Headway Cambridgeshire
- Cultural Life Framework – The Mighty Creatives
- Big Assist – CVS Tendring
- Lloyds Bank Foundation – Women’s Aid