Chris later went on to A&R up-and-coming acts and enjoy early studio experiences with record producers and engineers at Chrysalis, including the likes of Ian Hunter, Chris Thomas, Bill Price, George Martin, and Mutt Lange.
In 1978, he became A&R for EMI Records at which time Dexys Midnight Runners and Iron Maiden signed to the label. By 1980, Chris had become Head Of A&R for Phonogram Records where he A&R’d Def Leppard. During this time he also worked with Bob Geldof, 10CC, Julian Cope, Mark Almond (Soft Cell), and Tears For Fears.
Chris joined Sony Music in 2011 where he A&R’d for Hurts, The Script, Olly Murs and Leona Lewis. Presently he works across Relentless Records artist roster – home to Tom Walker, Headie One, Bryson Tiller and many more.