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Martin Stott

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My Work

Most of my work in sustainable development over the past twenty years  or so has been in UK local government. For seven years  I worked for Warwickshire County Council as Head of Environment and Resources. However after over 25 years  in local government as  an elected member or officer,  I left Warwickshire CC and local government, at the end of  2011. You can see my reflections on local government, in an article in Town and Country Planning below.  It also appears on my blog in a slightly updated form.

I am now working on supporting local authorities and their staff  through Birmingham University’s Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) which I joined in October 2012.  I am specialising in sustainable development,  social enterprises and the interface between the charitable/NGO sector and local government and strategic commissioning. I am also teaching and blogging regularly.

I am also working for a number of companies on ethical business practices, particularly in relation to sustainable development, most recently with the Poole-based cosmetics company Lush.

I have a number of other significant projects and commitments. Most important of these are my role as  Vice-Chair of Garden Organic, based at Ryton-on-Dunsmore outside Coventry  and as UK Advisory Board member for the  Fund for the Environment and Urban Life based in Englewood NJ.