Iron man triathlete business doctor

A four-time Ironman triathlete is applying his drive for success in the business arena by bringing Business Doctors, one of the UK’s fastest growing support service for small and medium-sized businesses.

Chris Simpson, a triathlete who has competed at both the World and European Championships, will be applying his experience gained turning around a wide range of businesses to provide support and strategic advice to owners and directors of SMEs.

Business Doctors, which has 30 operations already established across the country, supports smaller businesses with advice to drive business growth.

Prior to joining Business Doctors, Simpson ran businesses including The Search Works, Europe’s largest search marketing agency, which generated a profit of almost £5m in 2008 when Simpson was managing director.

He expanded overseas operations into 18 countries between 2008 and 2011, at which point the business was sold.

He said of his new challenge: “I have always enjoyed change management and building strategies to help businesses reach their full potential. It’s something I have done in the past as an element of my day job, but I am excited by the idea of doing this every day and using my experience to help grow businesses.”