Phil joined the GRC Board in 2019, a newcomer in some ways, but was there in the formative years of the Blackshaw Food Network the predecessor to Great Rock Co-operative. Over the years he has been a volunteer at the GRC shop and has helped out wherever necessary.
He has been very active over the 17 years of living in Blackshaw Head helping to set up and organise several groups in the community.
He has been a keen vegetable and soft fruit gardener for over 40 years and is still learning to adapt to gardening on top of the Pennines!! He brings to the GRC Board a commitment to the co-operative approach of selling and purchasing and hopefully some organisational skills, honed in his 24 years as a Trade Union Official.