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Chris Gordon

Founder, Chairman, Owner

Dundalk, Ireland

Skills

Social Enterprise

Cooperative Development

Business Management

About

A starter, social and business entrepreneur

Education

University of Ulster

Masters in Business , Masters in Business

August 2006 - August 2006

Queens University Belfast

Theoretical Physics , Theoretical Physics

June 2004 - June 2004

Experience

Chairman

Irish Export Cooperative

August 2011 - March 2012

Founder and Chairman of www.exportcoop.ie set up to reduce the cost of exports for Small Medium and Micro Enterprises in the Republic of Ireland. €30 a year flat fee membership to access 66% discounts for indigenous small business.

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Founder

222 Ireland

February 2010 - March 2012

222 is a simple three digit number that will serve as a 24/7 non-emergency contact for all on the island of Ireland. We are developing a central referral point for contacts with Government, Semi-State and Charitable/ Voluntary/ Support Sectors that will assist callers in dealing with health, educational, intervention, civic and social problems that they face.

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Outdoor Facilitator

Far And Wild

January 2010 - March 2012

Far and Wild is a new social enterprise in personal development through the outdoors for the the benefit of people, the community and the environment. Based in NW of Ireland it draws on the experience of skilled outdoor pursuits professionals with an interest in a holistic approach to learning. It aims to provide the best space possible for people to reflect on and implement positive change in their lives, and rediscover the value of human solidarity and service to others

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Owner

Trophies Awards and Gifts Store

September 2009 - March 2012

Providing personalised awards and gifts for all occasions for the UK and Ireland. We stock trophies, medals, cups and silverware as well as quality gifts for school, sports, youth groups, charities and businesses Quality. Service. Kindness.

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Consultant

Bellurgan Park

October 2008 - March 2012

Assisting with the development of Bellurgan Park house and grounds from a sole farm to a multi-event venue

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Outdoor Facilitator

The Adventure Team

November 2007 - March 2012

Ireland's most exciting, dynamic and energetic adventure company will bring a breath of fresh air to your Team Building Event, Family Activity Break, Romantic Weekend, School Trip, Youth Weekend, Group Excursion or new adventure experience...

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Chief Director

University of Worldwide Travelling

September 2007 - August 2009

Travelling through Australasia for few months. Broaden horizons, travel widely, never stop exploring

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Director

New Border Generation

August 2006 - November 2007

Secretary of the board at New Border Generation based in Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Co. Louth

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Director

PROtrainNI

June 2006 - December 2007

Set up in June of 2006, PROtrainNI provides Northern Ireland with personal and professional training in both sporting and non sporting activities Freelance youth facilitator for international and youth and community work, canoeing and kayaking instructor, team building, swimming instructor and film and editing courses

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Assistant Manager

Belfast Activity Centre

June 2005 - September 2007

Outdoor activities charity based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, encouraging young people from disadvantaged or those who would not normally take part in adventurous activity to expand their boundaries Operations Management: responsible for day to day planning organising and controlling of resources and time management Human resource coordinator, responsible for 14 employee, 25 part time staff and over 50 volunteers Fundraising - maintaining and developing grants and fundraising opportunities Business management - responsible for the oversight of day ot day accounting and finance Instructing groups, developing programmes, creating

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Media Group Development Worker

Spirit of Enniskillen

May 2004 - August 2005

In a deeply divided society and following the 1987 Enniskillen bombing, the Spirit of Enniskillen Trust was inspired by the late Senator Gordon Wilson to support young people into making their own contribution towards dialogue, learning and change. Role included filming and editing films of importance to the development of SOE Trust and Future Voices the follow up group Responsible for developing capacity amongst young people to film and develop their own projects highlighting work within the youth group and leadership development programmes

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Freelance Outdoor Facilitator

chrismmgordon

January 2002 - March 2012

Working with organisations as a facilitator and providing outdoor training and expertise. Mostly working on team building, pushing for outdoor facilitation best practise and getting wet.

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Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

Commute

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