Chris Wilson

Business Development Manager, Streamvale Open Farm

“The Young Enterprise Company programme was one of the best experiences I had at school. I was the ‘MD’ of our jewellery making business, which actually made a profit! Our company came runner up in the NI finals and I was selected to represent NI along with other students at a business conference in Toronto.  The CANJAC conference was a fantastic opportunity, meeting and working on projects with like minded people from all over the world! This experience inspired me to have a career in business, and my first step was to complete a degree in Business Management from Queens University Management School. I then wanted to gain as much experience as I could and went into sales working for two companies in the agriculture industry.

“I am now the Business Development Manager at Streamvale Open Farm, which I love. I launched a new retail business onsite in February 2016 which has been very successful to date. I am currently working on developing our website, launching online ticket sales and developing a marketing strategy in order to increase footfall. This year is our 30th Birthday and to celebrate we are also opening a state of the art ‘role play’ farm village at Streamvale. This will include a pretend milking parlour, vets clinic and farm shop to name a few and will enable children to not only play but actually learn about the countryside through role play. If anyone reading this ever wants to get in touch drop me an email at chris@streamvale.com