Philip is a solicitor and now a consultant to Birkett Long of Colchester, Chelmsford and Basildon, where he was previously Managing Partner. He headed up the firm’s Commercial and Corporate Finance team for many years and successfully led the firm’s applications for ISO 9001 and Lexcel accreditation.
His experience spans a wide variety of commercial issues and sectors (particularly education and healthcare), where he has offered advice on partnerships and joint ventures, sales and purchases of companies and businesses, Private Finance Initiatives and Private Public Partnership projects.
Philip is Non-Executive Chairman of the Healthcare Homes group of companies, the Kent Blaxill group of companies, Essex Cricket in the Community and the Rob George Foundation; he is also a trustee of the Almshouse Charity of Arthur Winsley. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, walking, cycling and the theatre.