Philip moved to Telford from Leicester with his wife Theresa in 1988 and since 2000 they have lived in Muxton.
Having studied Electronic Engineering at Leicester Polytechnic in 1984, Philip went on to study for a Business Enterprise BA hons at the University of Wolverhampton in 1994 followed by an MBA from the Warwick Business School in 2006.
An avid and passionate motorcyclist, Philip is a member of the Shropshire Advanced Motorcycle group and is training to be a Blood Biker for the Shropshire area. Philip is also involved in a number of motorcycle charitable activities including the annual Bike4Life festival held each April that raises funds for the Shropshire Air Ambulance and more recently becoming involved in the Bikers Against Child Abuse charity BACA.
Philip has been working in the Computing, IT Software and Services industry for over 30 years taking him on many assignments across the UK, Northern European and Nordic regions as well as the USA.
Since May 2014, Philip has successfully led the Muxton community in campaigning against the over-development of Muxton, overseeing the development of the Muxton Neighbourhood Plan that will help protect the edge of village open green spaces for generations to come.