|Position:||Head of Commercialisation Support|
Chris has a wealth of commercial experience having started three of his own businesses and assisted in the creation of dozens others.
After graduating from Liverpool John Moores University Chris joined the Rank Organisation and went through their Graduate Management Training Programme. After moving to Glasgow in 1994 he went on to manage a number of bars and restaurants before starting his own catering business - Stir Ltd in 2000. After parting with his business partner Chris went onto complete an MBA at Glasgow University and move to a Local Development Company in the North of Glasgow where he created the 'Young Company Development Programme'. This successful programme helped young entrepreneurs create over 60 new businesses.
In 2005 Chris joined the University of Strathclyde as their Enterprise Manager and set up the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network. Chris worked in the department of Research and Innovation to stimulate commercial activity and assist in the successful licensing of technology.