Business & IP Centre Devon

Chris Gunson

Chris is Co-founder and Director of Local Spark: Torbay Community Supported Enterprise CIC. Local Spark works with members of all communities across Torbay to start up and support businesses for good, build productive networks of enterprises and non-profit organisations, and engage large anchor institutions to unlock their transformative potential. In December 2019 they launched the Torbay Social Enterprise Network, and despite COVID there are now more than 50 members.

Chris has experience of setting up and running several successful social enterprises. This includes being part of a team which established an award-winning community owned shop and Post Office. She has also been a business adviser for The Prince’s Trust, and for women entrepreneurs in rural Devon.

Chris Gunson