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.
Want to help a small business grow? Become a voluntary mentor for the Help to Grow: Management programme and commit 10 hours over 12 weeks to support businesses with their growth action plan.
The national mentor match goes live on 1 August 2022 and you can sign up as a mentor now. You may be working as an employee, a founder, a trusted expert or an adviser, and looking to get involved in this national effort to boost small businesses' performance.