Chris Lewis

IPSWICH entrepreneur Chris Lewis has also been named one of the Eastern Top 10 business heroes in the Barclays Trading Places Awards after triumphing over personal adversity.

IPSWICH entrepreneur Chris Lewis has also been named one of the Eastern Top 10 business heroes in the Barclays Trading Places Awards after triumphing over personal adversity.

The 61-year-old great grandfather, who started CML Cleaning three years ago, was made redundant at the age of 56 and was turned down for each job he applied for.

During a visit to JobCentre, he was recommended to contact INBIZ, the government scheme for start-up businesses.

He was trained through a small business programme and began as a sole trader, opening his doors for business in 2005.