Philip Watkins

Elected Director


Eastern Edge Ltd

Philip Watkins is a post-graduate executive and experienced Board Director. He is the founder Director of Eastern Edge Ltd, an energy sector consultancy that provides stakeholder engagement support (political, planning and supply chain) and carries out political and regulatory research for private equity investors.

Businesses working with Eastern Edge have a fast-track, reduced-risk entry to the market as they access the broad and deep networks enjoyed by Eastern Edge. 

Eastern Edge extends its offer to support UK companies investigating international supply chain opportunities.  Having developed a profile promoting the East of England offer to Chinese interests, Eastern Edge, in partnership with selected associates, is now supporting market research for clients' seeking investment in European markets.

Philip is a Director of Nwes Group, the largest enterprise agency in the UK.  Nwes provides start-up business support which includes access to finance and workspace.  Nwes is placed 6th in The Sunday Times list of ‘best not-for-profit companies for to work for.’

Philip is a post-graduate of the London School of Economics (MSc Econ) and was awarded an MBE for humanitarian services during the war in Bosnia.