Chris Ward, Founder
Chris is an award-winning entrepreneur, record-breaking cyclist, best-selling author, global charity campaigner, inspirational speaker and father of four - he sleeps well.
Most recently, Chris has been working with Film Director, Richard Curtis and the team at Project Everyone, working wth the global mobile industry to send over two billion text messages in-order to make the world aware of the Global Goals - 17 goals all World Leaders signed up to in 2015 to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Previously Chris has been Creative Director of Comic Relief, a key figure on the legacies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2012 London Olympics, created campaigns for BBC Children In Need and the Nelson Mandela Foundation and worked with the worlds’ biggest commercial brands through the agency he founded and later sold (Beatwax).
He also wrote the number one business lifestyle book ‘Out Of Office’ and has spent the last fifteen years running ten marathons and cycling – competing for GB in the amateur world championships and becoming the oldest Britain to cycle up Mount Ventoux six times in one day.
He was recently named one of the seven most important part-time working men in the UK and one of the 50 most inspiring Londoners.
“From my time as a Samaritan volunteer I came in contact with people struggling with the end of the traditional measures of happiness; a job for life, plus financial and home security.”
“In my time on the bike I’ve been fortunate to cycle alongside many people who have discovered they can better deal with those struggles when their life includes some time taking part in activities they love, with likeminded people.”
“That is why I created ‘A Good Weekend’. To make it easier and cheaper for everyone to try out something they might enjoy and hopefully along the way to meet likeminded people and make new friends.”