Chris Hulme



One of the founders of Influential, and the head of its PR operation, Chris provides board-level advice to a broad range of businesses, including entrepreneurs, scaling businesses, and large listed corporates. He spent the first part of his career in business journalism, including writing for The Times and as a Contributing Editor at GQ. He is also a published author.



Net Zero targeted at new school buildings

The ‘better, greener, faster’ approach to developing new public buildings has been used to deliver three new school buildings in Essex. To create the school buildings, Essex County Council embraced the approach known as Modern Methods of Construction, which sees the school buildings manufactured in component parts away from the site and then assembled at […]

Morgan Sindall Construction brings upskilling initiative to Aylesbury

A multi-purpose training and learning facility has been established in Aylesbury as part of Morgan Sindall Construction’s commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates.    The Knowledge Quad, which is the third of its kind in the country and the first in the South East, will create an essential link between the construction industry and education providers to ensure that curricula align with employer requirements.   The stand-alone facility is located at Kingsbrook Secondary School, a project currently being delivered […]

Radical overhaul of public buildings will support Thames Valley Zero drive

Rethinking the way schools and public buildings are designed will make a huge contribution to helping the Thames Valley region meet its carbon reduction targets, according to a major research study published today. Oxford City Council and Reading Borough Council were among the first UK councils to declare a climate emergency and both have made […]

Gen Z overlooking careers in built environment

FEWER than one-third of Generation Z would consider a career in the built environment, with 57% of women and girls in the age category still put off the industry because of perceptions it is male-dominated, according to new research. The findings are part of a report examining the best way to attract, retain and develop […]