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Chris Witterick, Head of Operations at LAB by Capacity

Posted by Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Fri 15th, Jun

Introduce yourself – name, where do you sit in the business, and what does the business do?

Chris Witterick, Head of Operations at LAB by Capacity – An innovative Co-working space and business incubator for commercial start-ups and social businesses.

What changes would you like to see to improve or develop your sector?

More opportunities for social businesses to deliver public services. They already work in the community, employ local people and deliver real social value.

What does a typical working day look like?

Usually an early start, overseeing the team at LAB and making sure we are delivering quality and value for our members. I’m not a fan of sitting at a desk, so always try and get out and about as much as possible.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Go to university! I pursued a professional golf career for around 10 years, which was great, BUT I regret not going to university.

Where would we find you on your day off?

Hesketh Golf Club – Although I have a 14 month old boy who is seriously getting in the way of my golf…

What is the best advice you have been given in your career?

You can get anything you want in life, if you just help enough other people get what they want.

Who is your role model in business?

Probably my dad. He left a secure job 25 years ago, reinvented himself and set up a business from zero. The business went on to be the industry leader in the UK and Europe.

Why choose Liverpool City Region?

I’ve lived and worked around the world, and always looked forward to coming back to Liverpool. There is a real desire to make the city a success, and you get the feeling that most people are happy to work together to build something great.

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