Barking and Dagenham Foyer resident reaches finals at prestigious awards
Published by Ashley-Rae for East Thames Housing Group in Communities and also in Education, Housing
Chris at awards ceremony
18 year old East Thames Barking and Dagenham Foyer resident, Chris Adams, has reached the finals of the E=mc2 Start Up Business of the Year competition with his mobile hairdressing business 'Baseline'.
Chris was among four entrepreneurs who were chosen to pitch their idea in three minutes to a panel of high profile judges including Will King, Founder of King of Shaves hairdressing business and Sir Malcolm Williamson, Chairman of Youth Business International.
On the night, Chris caught the attention of panellist Will King in particular, who offered to mentor him on the spot.
Chris said: "I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me get to this stage, the TSBC, the Barking Foyer staff, tutors at my college and friends and family. It really means a lot. I'm still in the early stages of launching my business but I'm confident that it will be successful and I couldn't be more excited!''
Barking and Dagenham Foyer Manager, Catherine Parsons said: "We are all so very proud of Chris and his achievements so far, he definitely has a undeniable talent and I hope this opportunity will help him to take his business to the next level. I look forward in watching his business idea come to life."