Chris Menlove Platt
My background is military and public sector based in the Engineering, Leadership and human behaviour fields and I have always been interested in people at both the conscious and unconscious level. The Royal Navy gave me the opportunity to develop as a leader and, from one particular posting, allow me to develop the leadership skills of its ratings (and it was this that brought to a greater conscious awareness my interest in human behaviour). From then on, I have been employed in both HR-type and Engineering positions in the MoD.
After the MoD, I spent 2.5 years working in a successful training company and then started working for myself. Ever since I entered the private sector as a self-employed sole trader I felt that the small businesses, despite their importance in creating growth within the region and city, appeared to be unable to access many things that was available to larger business in the SME grouping. My desire is therefore threefold:
- The first to help businesses grow so that the Chamber is able to provide support and assistance to the employers and increasing number of employees of these business
- Secondly, to provide a hub of communication (alongside my other small business colleagues) both to and from the Chamber’s table, for those small businesses. Through my wide and varied networking activities, I hear messages for the Chamber from that business community whilst also being able to give and explain the Chamber’s message to that business community.
- And finally, the Chamber helped me when I started out in business and I would like to repay that by helping other start-ups get the most they can from the Chamber as well as from other avenues of support that exist.
events and training
events and training
South West Skills Conference 2018
We would like to invite you to register to attend the 2018 South West Skills Conference which will be held on Friday 19th January at the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater,...
Preparing your business for the digital future - Your Digital Toolkit for 2018
In conjunction with Plymouth City Council Join us at this inspiring event and benefit from a morning filled with thought-provoking ideas, digital trends and useful tips and tools! Delivered...
City College @ Networking Plus
Enjoy one of our premier networking events, where delegates can hear from our sponsors City College Plymouth about the number of different ways the College can support your business and...