Board Advisor



Big Business Experience

Computer Futures


Small Business Experience


Blue Pelican


After exiting last business, Chris now coaches’ leaders on how to build and scale purpose-led businesses for sale.

A top billing recruiter at S3, he co-founded Timothy James Consulting in 2003. Grew the business to £25 million in annual turnover, 98 people, 3 offices, and 14 industry awards within 9 years. Chris now helps other recruitment agency owners do the same. Whether it’s an exit, an MBO, scaling, or accelerating revenue, works on vision execution, best process, and harmonising your life with your work.

Chris coaches and mentors founders and senior leadership to gain clarity and vision, strengthen their purpose, and their employees’ performance. Business development. Develops robust BD strategies, builds key accounts, cross and upselling.

He helps business leaders hire, retain and develop the best recruiters in the market to achieve their business goals.

Scaling to sell, Chris grew a business from a 2-person start-up to a fast-growing and high-performing business, exited his own £25 million recruitment business, now help business owners get fit for sale, guiding you through the growth, sale, and transition stage successfully.
He has scaled over 40 recruitment businesses as NED, with exemplary track record and numerous recommendations. Very highly regarded in the recruitment sector as the go-to NED who has been there, done it and loves empowering others to do the same.


  • Business and Finance – Thames Valley University

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership Coaching and Development
  • Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Get Fit for Scale and Sale MBO/MBI//M&A/Exit.
  • Talent Acquisition, Onboarding and Induction
  • Career and Organisational Development.
  • Business Development and Account Growth.
  • Talent Management, Retention & Development.
  • Robust Value Propositions and Marketing Strategies.
  • Marketing and Brading
  • Back Office and Cash Collection Process
  • Chair Board Meetings and Formulate Board Packs
  • Sales Training
  • Market Mapping and Business Planning


  • Dynamic and Experienced NED / Business Mentor who has helped over 40 Recruitment Businesses build and scale.
  • Extensive track record in building and scaling businesses from the ground up, early stage, growth phase through to sale and exit. Working with the board, leadership teams and sales teams to build world class cultures, sales processes and revenue steams that are robust.
  • Has built his own multi million pound recruitment business from scratch to successful private sale and recognised as one of the top advisors in the sector by Talint International.
  • Multiple award winning CEO and business owner, ex global top biller for a £1.4bn recruitment business with strong network and well recognised personal brand