|INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE||COMPANY EXPERIENCE||EXTERNAL SERVICES PROVIDED AT|
|UK focused||Abbott Mead Vickers, Ogivly and Mather||Ford, American Express, Financial Times, Capio Healthcare, NHS, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University or Roehampton|
|SPECIALIST SKILLS||Starting and bulding a business, Client service.|
After being educated at Bryanston School and Bristol University, Chris worked in Advertising from 1978 for 20 years, at Agencies such as Abbott Mead Vickers and Ogilvy and Mather with range of clients from Ford and Unilever, to the Financial Times and the Daily Mail. He became CEO of FCB a top 20 London Agency in 1994.
In 1998 he started his own marketing and creative agency, the Windmill Partnership, winning clients such as Capio Healthcare, Old Mutual, the RAC and London South Bank University. Staff grew from 1 to 25, and turnover from zero to £2m. between 1998 and 2005.
In 2006 Windmill Partnership merged with a leading Direct Marketing Agency, which turned out to be in serious financial difficulty, and as a Director Chris had the task of keeping the business going long enough to sell it as a going concern to another agency in 2008. This period of adversity taught him more than the previous 30 years of success.
He bought the Windmill Partnership name back in 2009, and now runs it as a Sales and Marketing Consultancy focusing mainly on education and healthcare. During this time he has worked on projects for London South Bank University, Roehampton University, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, BMI Healthcare, The Isida Clinic in the Ukraine, TBS Healthcare Technology and the NHS. He has also worked with various Private Equity companies advising on healthcare and education acquisitions.
On the Agency side he has worked with various Design, Creative and Digital companies in London and Brighton, advising mainly on managing and building Client relationships.
He lives in Brighton, where he is also involved with the Brighton Festival, and is a Director of the Friends of Brighton and Hove Hospitals.
As a non Executive Director he offers experience of starting and running a business, acquiring and building clients, mentoring Directors both professionally and personally, exit strategies, and mergers and acquisitions. He is happy to invest time and money in the right company. Above all he hopes to pass on his experience so they spend less time learning how to be successful, and are able to avoid making the mistakes he made.
- Sales & Marketing
- Advertising, PR & Media
- Business & Financial Services
- Charities, Social Enterprise & Not for Profit
- Healthcare, Medical & Pharmaceutical
- Public Sector & Government