Help to Grow: Management – Meet the mentor, Chris Cole

Posted: Wed 20th Jul 2022

In this webinar, Chris Cole – who has newly signed up to be a Help to Grow: Management mentor – talks about his inspirational journey as an entrepreneur.

Growing up, Chris soon realised he wanted to build companies that his family would be proud of, and would generate freedom and flexibility through wealth creation. It all began at 16 with a sandwich delivery business.

After that business failed, Chris went to college before starting work at Johnson & Johnson to learn about sales and marketing. He joined the team that launched Hydrogen – a highly successful recruitment business. Over the following decade, Chris invested in and grew Bionic. 

Chris has garnered awards such as Sunday Times Best Company, Virgin Fast Track, and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur. He is now one of the co-founders of 40 Fathoms, a business that looks to invest in start-up and scale-up businesses.


Help to Grow: Management Course – Develop your business with a mentor

Want to help a small business grow?

Being a mentor goes far beyond the rewarding feeling of 'giving back'. Mentors gain a range of personal development benefits from the experience.

Become a voluntary mentor for the Help to Grow: Management Course and commit 10 hours over 12 weeks to support businesses with their growth action plan. Sign up today


The national mentoring element of the Help to Grow: Management Course is being delivered by a partnership of Newable, Enterprise Nation and the Association of Business Mentors on behalf of the Department for Business & Trade.

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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