Chris Philips

Senior Business Connector

Having grown up in West Cornwall and studying at University of Sussex, I’ve been supporting Cornish businesses for over a decade now. With particular interests in brand, marketing, customers, and experience in strategy and finance.

I really believe that people are at the heart of every successful organisation. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with everything from start-ups through to multi-million pound multi-national companies, and have also run my own business.

Before joining the Growth Hub, I’ve been heading up and delivering all of the start-up support at Unlocking Potential as well as running a digital marketing project. Outside of work, I’m a keen surfer and lover of the outdoors.

Not many people know this but I am a closet: wind/swell/storm/weather geek.

If I could give start-up’s one piece of advice it would be: believe in yourself.  When you believe in yourself, you’ll chase bigger contracts, you’ll charge what you’re actually worth, and you’ll be able to say no to the people who you probably shouldn’t be working with anyway.