Inspiring Business by Sharing Success

Philip Brooks-Stephenson, FCMI – Connector & Engager

Philip is a natural connector of people and organisations and brings an extensive and influential network of contacts from those in Public Life right through to budding entrepreneurs and local leaders, built up from over 20 years in leadership roles in the private, public and third sectors.


History with Love Business

Philip became involved in Love Business as a business supporter of the annual East Midlands Love Business Expo, where through KuKu Connect he co-hosts a special networking Connect Reception each year and has been a firm advocate of Love Business ever since.


Local Connections

Philip was born in Nottingham in 1979, spending his early childhood in Toton, before being spotted for his musical talent at the age of 9 he went to train as music scholar at The Minster School and as a chorister at Southwell Minster.


Career Journey

Philip has always been an active volunteer in the community and was one of the youngest elected Borough Councillors in the country and at just 23.

He's been, a School Governor, a Nottingham Ambassador and has undertaken numerous Non-Executive and Trustee roles, currently serving as Chair of Backlit in Nottingham an international arts organisation and as an Advisory Board Member to the new East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre.  


Current business focus

Philip’s career has centred in development in the third and public sectors, which he then set-up as a Consultant in 2013, going onto co-found multi-award winning KuKu Connect in 2016, which is now a key networking organisations in the Midlands and wider UK.


What you may not know?

Philip loves the countryside, has an eclectic musical taste, enjoys food, wine and an active business and social life, being one of the best-connected people in the East Midlands and is known for his dapper dress sense.

He was delivered by a family friend, the now famous obstetrician who delivered David and Victoria Beckham’s sons and is a distant relation to the late Sir Winston Churchill, the Spencer-Churchills, the Soames and the Baden-Powells. Philip has devoted his time to supporting thousands of organisations through the pandemic, which he has gained hero status by the local East Midlands business community.