About Chris Dowling

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About Chris Dowling - Business Mentor and Coach

Chris Dowling is a business consultant and business mentor based in Uckfield, East Sussex.

Chris works with all types of businesses: small and family businesses,  SMEs, established businesses and start-ups. Clients come from a range of sectors across the economy, including manufacturers, professional services and trade services.

What makes Chris different to other business consultants and mentors?

No two businesses are the same, and no two challenges require the same solutions to overcome them. Chris uses his knowledge and experience to understand your requirements and tailors his services to suit you and your business.

Chris offers a wide range of services as a business coach and mentor, including –

  • Accountability
  • Support as a sounding board and critical friend
  • Writing your business plan
  • Setting targets and objectives
  • Financial planning and cash flow
  • Sales and marketing development

Flexible service

Offering you a flexible pay-as-you-go service which gives clients the flexibility to access support as and when they need it – and keeping you in control. No fixed fees and no guaranteed hours.

Confidential one to one consultations

One to One mentoring sessions give you the opportunity to cut to the chase and talk directly about your business , your situation, your requirements and your future plans. All sessions are held in strict confidence.

A proven business track record

Chris has always worked for himself, so he knows all the ‘ins and outs’ and pleasure and pressure of owning a business. Using his extensive experience and knowledge, he has worked as a mentor for over 10 years.

Available to fit your busy day

Business owners are busy people, the working day is full. So, as well as being available during standard business hours, Chris is also available for evening appointments.

Every entrepreneur and business owner should work with a business consultant and mentor – the benefits are clear.  To find more about how Chris has successfully helped business owners with his consultancy and mentoring work, take a look at the case studies.

For more information, please visit the business mentoring services page to view more detail on each aspect of his service that might be suitable to you.

Which business sectors does Chris help and support?

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to business mentoring. Whichever sector you are in, the challenges and opportunities for you and all businesses are the same.  Whatever the sector and whatever the issue, solutions are the same, but different routes may be needed to achieve solutions.

For this reason, Chris doesn’t specialise in specific sectors – he is cross sector. He applies a logical, analytical and evidence-driven approach to his work to find solutions and the route ahead.

To give you a snapshot of the businesses Chris has helped, please take a look at the case studies which tell you about the range of people Chris has mentored and supported. 

Where is Chris based and where does he work?

Chris is based in Uckfield, East Sussex and serves many clients in the area. He also has clients in West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent and London.

He also works with clients across the UK, so if you are further afield, then please feel free to contact Chris.

The service is provided either in person or online. Face to face meetings can be arranged; alternatively, meetings can be held online on Zoom.

A message from Chris...and let’s talk

“Owning and running a small business (SME) and family business is part of my DNA. There aren’t many business challenges, problems or opportunities that I haven’t faced and resolved in 40 years as a business owner. I am a ‘sounding board’ and ‘critical friend’ for all my clients and always constructive in my approach. My objective is your success”.

"I am a director of the Association of Business Mentors (ABM), the professional body for business mentors in the UK. The ABM sets the highest standards in business mentoring to ensure that business owners who work with an ABM mentor receive professional and quality support with excellent service and great value”.

“To talk about your business and the issues, let’s have a free and confidential DISCOVERY CALL – I will be pleased to help you”.