Chris Simpson

Managing Director, Going Long Consulting Ltd

Since October 2012 Chris has been applying his broad experience to assist over 85 businesses.  As well as Managing Director of Going Long, other roles include:

  • Practice Tutor on the Open Universities Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice Programme
  • Non Exec Director and Chair of Development committee Worthing Homes

Chris has run a number of businesses, including The Search Works, then Europe’s largest search marketing agency and then Googles largest European customer. 

A father of three, 4 time Ironman triathlete, Irish ITU competitor and an inveterate outdoorsman, Chris is also a lifelong learner and is studying for his fourth degree an MEd (Linguistics).


Session Details

The Gig Economy and New Ways of Working

  1. Freelancing and contracting support for your business growth – the regulatory framework now and in the future (IR35 and its impacts, what happens next?) 
  2. Structures you can adopt, choices and consequences in your resourcing. The differences and similarities in managing and motivating permanent employees and subcontractors
  3. Transitioning as you grow – setting trigger points for hiring permanent staff and why you should set them in advance
  4. How generational shifts are impacting the labour market, the rise of new and more professional apprenticeships and how you can capitalise on this as a non-levy payer

Benefits of attending:
  • Crystallise your thinking on your resource plan for supporting your growth
  • Identify and start to mitigate some key risks in your growth plan
  • Learn more about the developing changes to the labour market in the UK and how regulation and shifting generational expectation may impact your business

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