Chris PercivalGuest Speaker
Chris started out in business at the tender age of 14 and has since become the founder & CEO of 3 rapidly growing businesses, whilst also achieving his ambition from a young age, to become a registered Paramedic.
As a person who has always wanted to run a business and achieve goals, Chris has set about to combine his passion for emergency medicine and creativity into his company, Jigsaw Medical®. Chris has focused on making Jigsaw Medical a creative business in a traditional market. Chris also has several other business interests, including a digital and creative agency called eJIGSAW, his own record-label called Jigsaw Records (which also recently signed X-Factor contestant Gregor Coleman to its roster), and is also a Mentor for Virgin Startup, helping new entrepreneurs on their journey.
Why I’m Supporting #MicroBizMattersDay
I am very excited to be supporting #MicroBizMattersDay and it’s a cause that I am particularly passionate about. Having been introduced to Tony at an awards ceremony in 2014 I have closely followed Tony and Tina and #MicroBizMatters, and how it highlights the contribution independent business owners and self-employed people make, not only to the growth of this country’s economy, but to the global economy.
Additionally, startups such as the companies I own, Jigsaw Medical, eJIGSAW, and Jigsaw Records, contribute not only to the local economy by providing jobs and security for staff, we also provide a fantastic service to the general public through the provision of highly skilled staff and brand new, state-of-the-art equipment and ambulances.
Tony and Tina do a fantastic job advocating the importance of the small business and startups, again something that particularly resonates with myself. When I launched my first business back in 2012 I was lucky enough to have a lot of help and support from experienced people as well as some fantastic family and friends. But not everyone is lucky enough to have that, so as a result, I can’t wait for January 12th where hopefully I can impart some nuggets of wisdom and advice to other micro-businesses, whilst also gaining crucial advice and tips on different things I can do to help me run my businesseses.
Make a donation
Whether you are a micro, medium or macro business that believes the smallest of businesses really matter, then please donate to The #MicroBizMatters Movement and help ensure recognition, action & learning for micro businesses all year round.