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Chris Dowling, Uckfield Business Award finalist

Chris Dowling, Business MentorMy background

Hello, I’m Chris Dowling.

I started a family business in 1977 in the print industry. Over the years, the business grew and developed significantly, moving and adapting to the changing print market and technology. As a business owner, I have been involved with all aspects of management, including financial planning, development, strategy, sales, marketing and customer services.


My business is based in Uckfield, East Sussex, where I have lived for many years. I am very active in the local business community, with my own businesses Dowling Creative and Dowling Consultants. I am also a committee member of the Uckfield Chamber of Commerce and a regular visitor to business networking events in my local area.

I have owned and run a family business/SME for the whole of my working life. I have over 35 years of day-to-day business experience – “I have been there and done it”. I understand the challenges, opportunities and successes of running your own business.

My skills and attributes

  • Excellent business acumen, with over 35 years in business
  • Effective team leader and team worker.
  • Well-organised and works well under pressure.
  • Effective communicator, especially at high levels.
  • Creative with good attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills – able to listen, understand and implement.
  • Excellent customer focus and service – with a personal touch.
  • Very resourceful, with an excellent network of contacts
  • Honest and trustworthy, always pleased to help and support.

Do you want to make your business more successful?