Chris Greenhill

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
  • Governance
  • Marketing communications
  • Workshop design and facilitation


Recent projects

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 BreakthroughCitizenship 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

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