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Chris Ridgewell


Areas of interest:

Chris is Wisework’s specialist in areas such as compliance, Health and Safety, the application of ITC to the world of work, team working, internal communications and organisation. Chris specialises in the use of information technology and communications to both create and manage organisational change and agile working practices and look at how this impacts on people. 

Background:
While at Cable and Wireless and Mercury Communications he led the introduction of a number of company-wide internal team working initiatives as well as The Flexible Working Consultancy Programme for corporate and Government clients. Chris has been Director of Change Management for France Telecom and has held strategic management and new business development roles for Cable and Wireless in the USA, Caribbean, Hong Kong, China and Japan. He is also the owner of the Charterhouse Consultants group with bases in eighteen countries which works closely with the network of over thirty work hubs or “TeleBarns” run by Cilfrew SA and located on farms in Wales, Essex, France and Belgium.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and was also a co-founder and Chairman of the former UK Telework Association (The TWA).

Client work:
Chris has worked with a number of London Boroughs on a wide range of programmes as well as for the HSE.  Recently led a project to enable the top management team of a large organisation to articulate and kick start their approach to flexible working. He has also designed and run extensive internal communications programmes for clients’ agile working programmes.

 

Contact: email - chrisr@wisework.co.uk