Some details outlining the qualifications and experience of Phil Murphy, the sole trader of Manchester Sustainable Communities and a proud associate of Shared Future CIC and Manchester Community Central.

Recent work:
Having led and achieved a Community Asset Transfer for a small grass roots charity that have now taken over their vacant 1904 Carnegie library building, Phil is developing the project and making sure the community’s desire to turn the building into a centre of community art and culture is fulfilled while the building is managed safely and efficiently.

Phil led a tenant management take over on behalf of a Tenants and Residents Association of a 23 storey tower block in Manchester, with their housing association landlord.

Phil worked with an 80 year old community centre that was facing closure. He worked with them for a year to attract a new board of trustees, dismantle and rebuild the charity’s governance structure and attracted corporate sponsorship amounting to £200,000.

Since 2015 Phil has raised in the region of £300,000 for grass roots charities and community groups.

Employment History
Business Connector at Business in the Community in Manchester – May 2015 – January 2017. Working to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future by finding mutually beneficial ways for businesses to connect with voluntary organisations.
National HSE and Sustainability Manager at Carillion July 2013 – May 2015. A widespread and diverse portfolio of large properties nationwide, National Health and Safety Manager – Senior Management Team providing safe workplaces for 25,000 people, for one of the UKs largest PLCs.
Compliance and Sustainability Manager at a mixed use city centre cluster May 2008 – July 2013. 1 million sq ft commercial portfolio, Sustainability and Compliance Manager, Senior Management Team.
Firefighter, Fire Safety Officer January 1997 – April 2009. Firefighter and Fire Safety Officer, amongst GMC Fire Service’s first Community Fire Safety Officers and one of the UK’s first Emergency Trauma Care Technicians.


– Fire Safety Officer’s Qualification – Fire Service College
– Tech Eng, Fire Engineering – GMFRS & Institute of Fire Engineers

– A Level Apprenticeship in Facilities Management – TCAT
– Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management – TCAT
– EDI Level 2 Key Skills in Communication – TCAT
– Level 2 Key Skills in Application of Numbers – TCAT
– Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management Practice (QCF) – TCAT
– NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (with Credit)
– NEBOSH Controlling Workplace Hazards
– NEBOSH Health and Safety Practical Application
– NEBOSH Management of Health and Safety
– Waste Awareness Foundation Level – CIWM

Honours & Awards

– Chief Fire Officers’ Award for Bravery, for actions at the Manchester Bomb, 1996

– BIFM Large FM Service Provider of the Year 2014
NHS Public Health Award in building management 2013
– Green Build Award for Sustainable Building Management
– Environmental Business Pledge Gold – Groundwork Trust