Chris is the founder of both EP Business in Hospitality magazine (launched in 2005) and Chess Partnership (established in 1998) – two organisations that work across a number of areas for the hospitality industry, including strategic consultancy, communications, executive recruitment, supporting entrepreneurs, leadership development and thought leadership.

This year, Chris has launched a campaign to help re-establish trust in business and to bring sports players into key roles within companies. He is also walking over 400km in aid of charity in four countries, including Italy, France, Austria and Kenya.

Beyond EP’s own publications, Chris is a published author of five books on both hospitality and sport.

Chris is also a Trustee of two charities; The Brand Foundation – which supports Innovation and Entrepreneurs – and The One and All Foundation – which improves Diversity in Hospitality.

Chris is a Patron of The Edge Hotel School and the Association of Catering Excellence. He also works closely in support of The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, and in supporting sports players after their sporting careers have finished.