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Chris has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years working in sales and sales leadership roles, starting in a builders merchants yard which enabled me to see the value in understanding customers purchasing habits and preferences.

Chris worked for local manufacturing firm Gripple since January 2019 as Sales Director for the UK & Ireland implementing a new sales structure and sales strategy currently sitting on the executive board. Previous to Gripple, Chris worked at building materials supplier British Gypsum for 15 years in a number of sales and sales leadership roles. Chris has experience of change management both in terms of structure/strategy but also systems and infrastructure. Chris has vast experience in coaching and developing people and teams and has mentored a number of people through their careers.

Chris is passionate about people development and he believes the key to successful leadership is authenticity and being the best possible version of yourself.

Chris is passionate about men’s mental health having seen close friends suffer in silence. He has found that understanding the signs and asking a question can be very impactful.

Chris has a particular interest in change management and the implementation of new strategies/structures/systems. He is keen to be a mentor to both share my own experiences and insights but also to broaden my own insight and exposure to some of South Yorkshire charities.

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Our mentoring programme connects the senior leaders of South Yorkshire’s charities and community groups with experienced leaders from other sectors, giving them the opportunity to secure strategic level mentoring and support. Our proactive programme is based on short term mentoring relationships which mainly focus on strategic issues. The programme is free of charge.