Your Business Consultant & Mentor
in East Sussex

Are you the owner of a small business or start-up business in East Sussex?

If so, you know that the competition is fierce, but with the right guidance and support, you will succeed. That is where Chris Dowling can help and support you.

Chris is a business consultant, mentor and coach with over 40 years of hands-on business experience – he ‘has been there and done it!’ He has helped hundreds of businesses in East Sussex develop and achieve their goals. He works with family businesses, established businesses and start-ups.

Chris helps businesses and their owners with a wide range of support:

Sounding board and critical friend

Being a business owner is often a lonely place. There is no one to talk through ideas with. What are the best solutions to avoid the pitfalls, and how can the positives be developed? Work with Chris as your sounding board and critical friend to move  your business forward.

Business planning

Create a solid and workable business plan and strategy with expert guidance. Whether you’re an established business or a startup, a well-developed business plan is essential for growth and success.

Marketing and sales

The key to success in business is marketing and sales – no sales, no business! Drive your business forward with effective marketing and sales strategies. Chris provides support with planning, implementing and optimizing marketing and sales work.

Financial management

Focus on your financial performance – get the numbers right and understand them.  Gain insights into cash flow management, cost control and overheads to ensure overall financial efficiency to improve the profitability of your business.

Strategic planning

Define the strategic direction of your business for long-term success. Chris will work with you collaboratively to identify growth opportunities and create actionable plans to achieve your goals.

Personal development

Develop as a business leader and overcome the challenges and obstacles faced by every business owner. Chris has faced many challenges in business – both good and bad ones! Chris will help you improve your skills, build confidence and navigate you through the challenges on your road to success.

Book your FREE consultation with Chris now

Business Consultant and Mentor in East Sussex

Chris works in East Sussex and is based in Uckfield. He has collaborated with numerous businesses across East Sussex, including those along the East Sussex coast, including areas such as:

  • Rye
  • Hastings
  • Bexhill
  • Eastbourne
  • Seaford
  • Newhaven
  • Peacehaven

With his knowledge of the local economy and the challenges and opportunities in these areas, Chris will help you develop and grow your business. The route to success can include a customised business plan to meet the needs of your business – or if you already have a plan, he will support you with implementation and action.


Chris's experience extends to businesses in Hastings and its surrounding neighbourhoods. From the Old Town to St Leonards-on-Sea, he has assisted a diverse array of businesses, from charming seaside cafes to creative art galleries, ensuring each benefits from tailored strategies for growth and success.


In Eastbourne, Chris has partnered with businesses along the seafront, the town center, and Meads Village, among other areas. Whether it's supporting hospitality ventures in the tourism hub or collaborating with professionals in Sovereign Harbour, his guidance has been instrumental in driving business advancement.


Chris's expertise has reached various sectors in Bexhill, including businesses in the Collington area, the town center, and the Sidley district. From boutique shops along Western Road to local services in Little Common, he has offered specialised insights to help businesses in Bexhill flourish and achieve their objectives.
Why Chris Dowling?
  • Personal service from the start.

  • Tap into a lifetime of frontline business experience and knowledge.

  • Initial DISCOVERY consultation – free of charge and no obligation.

  • Gain confidence to deal with business challenges and opportunities.

  • Avoid the negatives pitfalls -focus on the positives.

  • Agree and implement proven solutions to make your business more efficient and profitable.

  • Get straight to the point and move forward.

  • Benefit from his extensive network of trusted associates.