Phil Worms recently led a project on behalf of ScotlandIS, Skills Development Scotland and HIE to develop a framework that will support extracurricular ICT initiatives across Scotland – the Digital Xtra Fund. Phil joined this project from leading cloud computing firm iomart Group plc, where he held various posts spanning a 15 year career culminating in the role of the company’s Chief Marketing Officer.
He is now assisting a start up social enterprise which is designing a platform to support health, social care, active lives and small businesses within a local authority area.
Phil has enjoyed a very varied career having started as a Corporate Catering Executive and Special Events Manager with BT. Phil eventually moved from Special Events into mainstream BT Marketing, where he was responsible for the creation of a face to face and events sales channel.
In 1993, and recognising the emergence of the internet, Phil left BT to create his own online gift delivery business, a venture that resulted in him winning the inaugural Daily Mail UK Ecommerce award. Following the successful sale of the business to a competitor, Phil joined US based Telco VarTec before moving his family to Scotland and a new role with iomart Group to lead the roll out of UK Broadband. During this period, Phil developed the UK’s first broadband content portal, working with content owners such as MTV and the BBC.
Phil has sat on several national and Parliamentary advisory committees discussing issues as wide ranging as the universal provision of broadband access to online child safety initiatives.
He regularly contributes internet and “new media” related features for trade publications and national newspapers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Phil Worms is a founding Director of the charity Helensburgh Heroes.