Chris Snow has more than 33 years in the Mining and Bulk Materials Handling arena, world‐wide. He has worked in 3 major global companies and has started 5 successful businesses – 1 sold, 2 dissolved and 2 currently operational. Chris started as a research officer on a large gold mine after gaining a master’s degree in engineering. After 2 years in the design office, and 5 years as senior design engineer, Chris started his own consulting partnership. Whilst running the engineering consultancy, Chris felt the urge to gain manufacturing experience, and started a furniture parts fabrication facility ‐ this was such not to conflict with the engineering consultancy.