People’s Champion finalist 2017: ActionCOACH (Chalkhill Blue)
A successful entrepreneur who's 'been there and done that', Chris Spratling's franchise has advised over 500 business owners. Is it your People's Champion?
Start-up name: ActionCOACH (Chalkhill Blue)
Franchisee: Chris Spratling
Started in: October 2015
Based in: Wiltshire
Business description: Business coaching franchise
The ActionCOACH (Chalkhill Blue) story:
Having already made his name as managing director and CEO of a number of blue-chip publishing companies, serial entrepreneur Chris Spratling is now passing on his years’ of expertise and acumen to business owners looking for success of their own.
As a franchisee of ActionCOACH, operating under the Chalkhill Blue moniker, Spratling is committed to creating “the South West’s leading coaching practice” and has invested in a 1,500 square foot purpose-built office to help him achieve his goal.
Priding itself on the fact that all of its coaches are successful business owners with “hands-on” experience of launching, growing and successfully exiting businesses, Spratling’s company has already made in-roads in helping small and medium-sized companies.
In just the first 18 months of its existence, ActionCOACH ChalkHill Blue has ran over 25 free business education seminars and advised over 500 entrepreneurs. Spratling claims that the work of his coaches has supported its clients, and the economy, by facilitating the creation of 28 new full-time jobs.
More recently, Spratling’s franchise has been shortlisted to run a three-year advisory programme for Bath & North-East Somerset businesses – funded by the European Economic Development Fund.
Why ActionCOACH (Chalkhill Blue) made our shortlist:
New to the franchise game, yet a serial entrepreneur with a string of successes, ActionCOACH franchisee Chris Spratling is rapidly expanding his presence across the South West by helping local business owners create jobs and drive growth.