What Others Have Said About Chris

Chris has performed wonders with the Irish Social Enterprise Network, not only has he managed to build a network of likeminded people but he has also placed special emphasis on including people into the network.  We are very fortunate to have worked with Chris here in the Centre for Creative Practices through our artistic entrepreneurship programme and it is totally awe-inspiring the energy and enthusiasm that he brings to any meetings or networking sessions.  With Chris’s input and help we have developed a range of resources and support services that are giving real benefit to the whole arts sector.

Ian Oliver, Centre for Creative Practices

I have worked with Chis for the last three years, most recently as President of the IUSA of which Chris is Membership Secretary. If you want something to happen – you get Chris involved.  His passion and commitment always ensure a positive outcome, as does his attention to detail. Not only effective, he is also fun, professional and he gets it every time. The type of person who makes challenging tasks surmountable.

Siobhan Byrne Leat, President Irish US Alumni Association

Chris is launching a social enterprise that will revolutionize the way people access community support services in Ireland. I recently moderated a panel in Dublin on which he participated and later joined him during an interview session on national radio: His entrepreneurial instincts were evident and his business savvy solid. You will be hearing about him a lot in the years to come

Jerr Boschee, Founder and Executive Director at The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs

Chris has an innate ability to be realistic yet positive. He is also a very good listener. If I had to deal with a group of angry people or annoyed customers, I’d want Chris beside me (or maybe in front!!). Anything I have done with Chris has shown me he is dedicated and he is the type of person I would look for when I would like something done well, efficiently and with a dash of style. I would like to be able to reciprocate at the same level.

Lawrence McBride, Far & Wild CIC

As a colleague and co-founder of the Irish Export Co-Operative Chris has been an energetic and goal oriented chairman who has brought drive and dedication to the team.

David O’Brien, Director SME Capital Funds

Chris is a smart, innovative and very personable businessman. Easy to work with and has an extremely hard working results driven mode of conduct. It is always a pleasure to work long side him. You would find it hard to meet such hard grafting and honest person within the SME community here in Ireland and beyond.

Eddie McGuinness, PR Consultant

Chris Gordon is driven by energy and passion for exporting. In a sector that is notorious for obstacles, Chris uses resourcefulness, lateral thinking and determination to overcome them. He is hugely supportive of Irish companies breaking into export markets and is quick to share his experience and expertise. If you are considering a move into the export sector a meeting with Chris Gordon is a must.

Karen Devine, Director of WhiteLight Event Management & Owner of Karen Devine Communications

I’ve known Chris for some years now and we’ve worked together on various projects. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Chris for his outstanding talents and skills: entrepreneurship, leadership, vision, energy, commitment and pragmatism. All that and he’s a nice guy! And did I mention a strong social conscience? Watch this guy go!

John Kearns, CEO Partas