Chris grew up in and around the Surrey and Sussex area and has spent much of his working life in these areas before and after a ten-year stint working in London.

Chris has significant experience having held senior positions for over 25 years. He is recognised as an excellent coach.

He has clients all around Surrey and Sussex including Guildford, Godalming and Woking in Surrey, Horsham, Crawley, Brighton and Chichester in Sussex, Portsmouth and Southampton in Hampshire and Bournemouth in Dorset.

He has built a reputation for helping business owners to grow their businesses, improve their work/life balance and get the best out of their people.

Chris is ready to meet with and, or mentor, any business in the Surrey, Sussex and surrounding areas. Contact him now for a no-obligation discussion and he will help drive your business forward and increase your profits.


  • "Chris has been working with myself and fellow directors for some time. I find our sessions invaluable. Not only is he incredibly personable but has also provided a wealth of media recommendations that has reignited a passion for personnel development that I had thought was behind me. I look forward to our sessions and feel reinvigorated after them. We have also rolled out his services to our next tier of management and are seeing good results from them to. Would highly recommend."

    Stuart Goode - Royston, Herfordshire
  • Chris May has been an absolute inspiration to work with. He has helped me to develop my financial services business and we continue to work together as the business changes and develops. Importantly for me, having a business mentor has helped me to plan my personal goals and aspirations as well as my business future. The impact of having Chris on board has been immense. For anyone out there thinking about a business mentor, I highly recommend you call UK Business Mentoring.

    Jack Neale - Canterbury, Kent
  • "Working with Chris over the past four years has been invaluable. Having a professional business coach has given me the drive to push my personal development and career forward. Chris always has the energy, clear thinking, and ability to help me find my best self. Together we discuss ideas, concerns, struggles and achievements and this gives me the clarity to drive me to the next level and confidence to share my knowledge and experience with colleagues. Thank you Chris and I’m looking forward to our fifth successive year of working together."

    Kevin Martin. Area Director - Just Mortgages. Rochester, Kent
  • “Chris May is a very experienced man of business and an amazing talent for communication, and leading his clients to see the light – discovering the answers for themselves, through his ability to illuminate the pathway to success. I was a tough client because I had already had 10 years of coaching via Action Coach, and after the last recession, I could no longer afford them, so my view of coaching was a little jaundiced, to say the least, but I knew I needed some informed support. I met Chris at an HSBC bank training event and was impressed by his presentation and insights.”

    “Chris is really good at asking seriously searching and pertinent questions that ensure great answers and these lead to better decisions and actions than I would have achieved on my own. The results then followed. Chris ensures a rounded focus on different facets of the business in turn, with incremental improvements that start to work speedily. It wasn’t long before the business responded to the new initiatives in an ever more positive way.”

    James Blake - James Blake Associates. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • “There were, of course, unexpected events and challenges along the way, not least with Covid19 with lock-down etc, and then too with key staff leaving, but doing the right things, incrementally, under Chris’s guidance and assurance, we got through the tougher times and continued to make improvements, which together have made a massive difference. I now feel that we have the right team on the bus, that we are marketing enough to keep the business flowing in, managing the client relationships to ensure growth and consistency of business.”

    “We also have the right management (numbers) information now to ensure predictable results and the right information to inform decision making. Chris has ensured that I am using my time more effectively, more focussed, and organised than ever before. This has had a knock on to the way others conduct themselves and the business feels tighter and better run and more in control. We have good numbers and systems of production, and we are working on our key roles to ensure cover and no issues in the event of people leaving.”

    James Blake of James Blake Associates
  • “We are meeting our deadlines and client expectations consistently. This is all down to the consistent coaching and the way Chris holds me to account – ensuring the right pressure is exerted when needed but having the grace to give some things the time they need for me to make the changes in the right way for me and my business. It’s a fact that even the very top sports people need a coach, and finding the right coach is essential to see your blind spots, ensure that you make the changes you need to in yourself, in the business, and in the way things are done.”

    “That’s why I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to any business manager. If you want better results that can be actually measured, then Chris will get you there.”

    James Blake of James Blake Associates
  • "We have been working with Chris for 18 months. He has helped in many ways, from clarifying our business and personal goals to adopting methodologies for systematising our business and measuring its performance. Just as importantly he makes the process very enjoyable."

    Amanda Williams - Camberley, Surrey
  • "I have worked with Chris at UK Business Mentoring for the last six months. During this time he has been instrumental in helping me focus on both my work and personal life which is now beginning to yield excellent results. Chris works with you to set regular tangible goals and then holds you to account so all goals are met, ensuring your personal or career development continues to advance. He is a joy to work with and I genuinely look forward to our sessions. I would unreservedly recommend his services to any professional or individual looking to better themselves or step up in their careers."

    Andrew Oppe - Taplow, Buckinghamshire
  • "Chris May has worked with me over a number of years and has been outstanding. He continues to help me grow my mortgage business and importantly has developed me personally. I highly recommend Chris May from UK Business Mentoring if you are considering a mentor to support you"

    Stacey Neale - Herne Bay, Kent

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