As a local entrepreneur, Chris was appointed as Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce in June 2017 and is busy building on the chambers 120 years of trading by lifting customer interaction and developing a digital platform allowing the organisation to transform into the most relevant business membership group of its kind.
Chris is a disruptor with over 25 years’ experience within the digital start-ups and consulting. His organisations use tech to revolutionise and reengineer traditional business models to improve the customer experience. He grew a previous start up to achieve a multi-million pound turnover followed by a successful sale and exit.
He worked in the 1990s shaping Norwich Union Direct before leaving to set up and launch its4me plc, one of the UK’s most successful online car insurance brokers and major Norwich employer. Chris also created House Revolution, one of the UK’s first online estate agencies, alongside running his own business consultancy practice which has helped organisations of all sizes across the UK.
Chris was educated in Norwich and lives in the city with his wife and two children and dog. He likes to run, REALLY likes to ski and also fronts a ‘crazy’ steam-punk band called Time Machine!