January 2008 – Present 7 years Soho London
Phil holds an MSc and PhD in the area of innovation and technology management following fifteen years research on how innovative approaches to management have been used to radically transform organisations.
He is an experienced Chief Executive, with 20 years working at board level with major corporates on management development.Phil has been involved with business at different stages of their corporate development from start up to mature organisations.
Phil also has an extensive network at top levels in Central and regional government
UK is pioneering a new kind of film-making, combining the creativity and discipline of UK independent film-making with the talent for improvisation of Indian film-makers.
June 2009 – April 2014 (4 years 11 months) London.
The hosting a series of breakfasts with leaders who have revolutionised business, health and entertainment
Chairman Seven Secrets Group
December 2006 – December 2007
Maker of Anglo American feature films for mass markets in India Middle East, Europe and USA
Strategic including business plan & sales strategy development.
Generated new development deals for a real estate development company
Chairman Inspired Movies
April 2004 – July 2006 (2 years) Soho London
INSPIRED MOVIES UK is pioneering a new kind of film-making, combining the creativity and discipline of UK independent film-making with the talent for improvisation of Indian film-makers.
The independent movie production house launched its UK operation in 2004. It has since then produced a slate of full-length English-language feature films including Red Mercury, Exitz and Take 3 Girls,with the involvement of some of the international film industry's top creative, directing and acting talent, including Malcolm McDowell, Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Juliet Stevenson, Pete Postlethwaite, Roy Battersby, Farrukh Dhondy, Peter Ansorge and Michael Wearing.
Chairman Inspired Leaders
February 1999 – February 2004 (5 years)
We grow communities of leaders who inspire extraordinary results, not just incremental improvements. We have a cross industry Inspired Leaders Network in its 10th year. It has just under 1000 leaders involved at board level from major corporations.
The Network is about learning from the future - identifying people and organisations ahead of their time and getting them to share the secrets of their success. Instead of waiting a year for the case study in the Harvard Business Review or the book you get to hear it first from the horse's mouth...and exchange ideas about how to achieve the same breakthroughs within your market/organisation.
We also build networks of inspired leaders within organisations - creating a community of next-generation organisation leaders exposing them to the thinking, practices and 'how to's" of these ahead-of-the-pack business leaders.
CEO West London Training and Enterprise Council
1990 – 1998 (8 years)
Chief Economic Development Officer London Borough of Ealing
1987 – 1991 (4 years)
Economic Analyst Greater London Council
1982 – 1986 (4 years)
Britain's Industrial Renaissance?: The Development, Manufacture and Use of Information Technology
Phil Blackburn, Richard Sharpe
Routledge, 1 Jan 1988 - Computer industry - 180pp
Doctoral Student Manchester University
January 1978 – December 1982 (5 years)
Technology, Economic Growth and the Labour Process by Phil Blackburn, Rod Coombs and Kenneth Green (Macmillan, London, 1985), pp.xiv+239, 27.50., ISBN 0-333-37496-7