Chris joined the Group in 2023 and is Investment Director for the North East Venture Fund. He is focused on early-stage and technology investments and covers Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

Previous Experience

Chris is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) who has more than 20 years’ experience working with shareholders and Directors to help them plan for the future of their business. This includes working with businesses looking to grow either through raising finance or acquiring other businesses, by helping the owners sell their business when the time is right, and working with management teams looking to buy the business they work in.

Chris worked for PwC in Newcastle and London, was the Chief Operating Officer at the North East England Chamber of Commerce before spending 8 years as a Corporate Finance Partner at two regional accountancy practices.