Chris Forbes

Co-founder & Director The Cheeky Panda

Business Entrepreneur of the Year for 2017. Chris spent 20 years working in capital markets and management consultancy around the world at up to board level before taking his passion for sustainability and co-founding The Cheeky Panda a bamboo tissue business with his wife Julie Chen in 2016. The Cheeky Panda is a high impact green consumer goods company with a multi-million-pound turnover, selling in over 20 countries, with a market cap of over £25m. Chris does public speaking and regularly feature in the mainstream media.