Uckfield business mentor and adviser Chris Dowling has won an award from the Association of Business Mentors for the second year running.
He has been selected as the association’s regional head of the year for his work in the south east, helping members in East and West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Last year Chris won an award for being the most committed member nationally and he said he was very pleased to get recognition from the association, and the people who run it, for the second time.
Chris has recently changed the name of his business to Chris Dowling Business Mentor & Adviser to better reflect the work he does with family businesses and SMEs, drawing on the experience of running his own business for more than 35 years.
His website has been updated too and can be seen here.
Chris offers business owners who contact him a free of charge introductory hour’s consultation and he is also offering a second hour to anyone who gets in touch mentioning this Uckfield News story.
He said: “One of the things people need when starting a business, or expanding a business, is a sounding board and critical friend to help them deal with their challenges and opportunities - that is where a business mentor and adviser can help.”
He added a recent survey about business mentoring showed that 70% of SMEs with a mentor survive five plus years and 97% of businesses working with a mentor say they are invaluable.
Chris said: “I am here to listen, here to support, and here to challenge in a practical and progressive way. Anyone who needs business support and advice should get in touch to take advantage of a free two-hour consultation.”
Business support services offered by Chris include:
- Mentoring support
- Business development and growth
- Business plans
- Sales and marketing
- Access to start-up loans and finance
- Financial planning and cash flow
- Access to government support and grants
He can be contacted on 01825 701332 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.