Philip Griffiths' career has encompassed many facets; starting out with a five year apprenticeship with Rolls Royce Aerospace, through to general sales, engineering purchasing and finally supervisory/administrative roles with a contractor to the Department of Work and Pensions.

Heavly invlved with the Devon & Exeter Branch, Philip was diagnosed with late onset Episodic ataxia in 2008. Over the years Philip has served as a Parish Councillor and created The Parish Emergency Plan (now adopted by Devon County Council as a template for other villages and communities in Devon).