Chairman of the Appeal
Edward Phillips – Estate Director, Luton Hoo Estate
As the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital approaches its 80th birthday I am very honoured to have been asked to Chair a Committee to organise a celebration of the hospital’s anniversary and in doing so to help in the fundraising for an onsite emergency helipad.
When the hospital was conceived, a decade before the National Health Service was launched, it was the people and businesses of Luton and the surrounding areas that created a community hospital for the area through endowments that enabled the hospital to open free of debt. Today, we are the benefactors of this generosity, having one of the best hospitals in the country on our door step and the huge ambition of the doctors, nurses and staffs to both increase the capacity and levels of care.
To this end we are hosting a gala event on the 18th May 2019 at The Conservatory at the Luton Hoo Walled Garden and we would very much welcome your support in making this event the success, both for the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and the people who use it deserve.
About Edward Phillips
Since 2007, Edward has been the Estate Director of the Luton Hoo Estate, a family estate covering just under 1100 acres on the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire border, where he leads a 15 strong team in the day to day management of the estate and its various enterprises. The estate is heavily diversified with residential and commercial property lets, an in hand farm with a contracting operation, historic walled garden, and renowned film location. During his tenure, he has been responsible for the siting of Land Rover Experience driving centre on the estate and has developed the Estate’s green credentials with a 250kw solar photovoltaic array recently being installed. Separately, he is the Director of his own event production and catering company that runs The Conservatory in the Walled Garden, a dedicated event space situated within the Walled Garden of the Luton Hoo Estate that has been developed over the last 6 years