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After studying Business at John Moores University, Liverpool, Chris worked in London with Reuters, International Computers, Security Pacific EuroFinance, and CRT Group Plc (CRT), a consultancy, recruitment and training business.
At CRT she worked with the leadership team on an aggressive acquisition strategy which saw the Group grow both organically and by acquisition to a market capitalisation of over £600 million, sales in excess of £400 million with 2,500 employees operating from over 200 locations. CRT re-branded and launched as Spring Group Plc and in 1996 Spring sold 50.1% of its equity for £109 million to Knowledge Universe, a private US-based company.
Chris then joined Karl Chapman (previously CEO of Spring Group) to set-up AdviserPlus Business Solutions, a leading advisory outsource business providing HR, employment law and H&S solutions to organisations ranging from FTSE 100 companies to SMEs. In 2010 Chris was appointed CEO and grew this business to revenues of over £12 million with 300+ employees, before selling the firm to Limerston Capital in 2016.
Chris is an expert in the provision of digital solutions to dynamic markets. She has operated and led in high-growth environments demanding continual innovation and relentless customer focus. She champions diversity, mental wellbeing and disability confidence.