Philip Collins (special adviser)

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Phil Collins was a special adviser at the Number 10 Policy Unit. He was previously director at the Social Market Foundation, but left after the 2005 general election to take up a post 'as a speech writer and strategic thinker. He has written widely on public service reform and for a while had sought a Labour seat.[1]

Collins now works for Fishburn Hedges offering counsel to the agency's clients.[2] Fishburn's clients are listed as AB Sugar | Britvic | Cambridge Nanosystems | Digital UK | EE | Energy UK | Gatwick Airport | Gondola Group | Jaguar Land Rover | L'Oreal | Mace | MTR Corporation | Network Rail | Property Opower | SMMT | Tetra Pak | Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay | Virgin Trains [3]

Collins was scheduled to attend a Scottish Labour Party fringe event in Perth in April 2002, sponsored by the SMF and Scottish Power titled 'Corporate Social Responsibility - Who Cares?' Evidently Collins didn't as he was too busy playing football to bother showing up.[4]


  1. 'Patrick Wintour, The Guardian 11th May 2005, Top Blair adviser quits for her family Last Accessed 27th July 2007
  2. Alec Mattinson Fishhburn Hedges brings in three senior non-exec advisers, 5 July 2011, Accessed 8 September 2014
  3. APPC Register 2014 [1] Accessed 9/9/2014
  4. 'Corporate Social Responsibility - Who Cares? 18 April 2002, Scottish Labour Party Conference, Perth. Transcript of session.