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
Export Documentation: A BCC Accredited Training Course for both experienced and new exporters
Export Documentation This full-day practical programme provides delegates with the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare and process documents encountered when exporting goods overseas. It is fully supported with...
DYNAMIC DEVON! One Day Conference
The day starts at 9am, where the following topics will be covered by six panels: Where does The Great South West fit in? (Bill...
Beco@ Crunchy Breakfast
Owen Griffiths from Beco energy solutions will be talking about decentralised power and the shift towards an exciting low carbon economy with an abundance...