Profile of Philip Marks

BSc (Hons) DipMS CoTC FCIWM CEnv

Phone: 01656 786226           email:

About Philip

Philip has more than 30 years successful experience of community engagement, ethical business development, operations management and strategy setting to senior/board level in the community/voluntary, private and public and sectors (particularly in sustainable development, environmental improvement, waste management, resource conservation, manufacturing and materials processing industries), serving Welsh, UK, European and international communities.

Philip is fully au fait with the development of social enterprises, with cross-sectoral partnership as well as with the complexities of heavy regulated operating environments (eg. IPPC/IPC Authorised Processes, COMAH and CIMAH Sites, etc) and the demands of professional management systems (eg. ISO 9000, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, Green Dragon, EMAS, IIP, Social Accounting, SROI, etc).

Philip has been at the forefront of the movement in Wales towards the commitment to professional social accounting.

Active as Chair to numerous Associations and Groups in Wales, Philip has previously held numerous such other roles and other Directorships in the UK.

Social Accounting and Audit skills

SAN UK Approved Social Accountant and Auditor and Social Auditing Chair since 2005

Has delivered many introductory courses in social accounting and audit to social enterprises and voluntary/community organisations.

Co-developed and delivered numerous programmes of training/learning and support to social enterprises and voluntary/community organisations in South Wales.

Provided one-to-one mentoring with several South Wales based social enterprises, community organisations and public/private sector bodies, through to the production of full social accounts and external social audit where required.

Delivered presentations and held workshops on social accounting and audit for pan-Wales Networks, SAN UK, Pembrokeshire College, Carmarthenshire Waste Forum, SCRAP, Cylch, Wales Cooperative Centre and CRNS Scotland.

Pioneered the creation of the ‘Joined-up thinking’ brand, a partnership between the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Cymru and Cylch, leading towel attended national cross-sector conference events in Wales, whose outputs contributed to the development of strategy and sector plans in Wales.

Philip has chaired, mentored, trained and acted as social audit panel member for:

Pembrokeshire Frame 
- Pembrokeshire                       
- Ceredigion
Ymlaen Ceredigion - Ceredigion
MOre Green ReUse/Recycle Project - Swansea
The Environment Centre - Swansea
Mentro Lluest 
- Aberystwyth
Pembrokeshire College
- Pembrokeshire