Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of the County Council
Philip Atkins was elected as a county councillor in 1987 and represents the East Staffordshire – Uttoxeter Rural ward. He is Leader of Staffordshire County Council.
Philip is a farmer, and represents a remarkably economically diverse division in Staffordshire because it is largely rural but contains the world headquarters of JCB, one of the UK’s leading manufacturing exporters and a brand that is known around the world.
He is also a member of Midlands Engine, Midlands Connects, the Local Government Association People and Place Board, European Structural Investment Fund Growth Programme Monitoring Committee, and the Staffordshire Local Government Pension Scheme Panel
Philip is available to speak on the following topics:
- National and local government issues
- Public sector reform
- Local Authority funding
- Council organisation
- Economic growth
- Strategic partnerships
- Strategic transport and infrastructure
If you want to arrange an interview, please contact the Press Office on 01785 895050