Neil is a qualified property professional and runs his own property company in Birmingham. He has been instrumental in changing the landscape of Birmingham, having been involved in major regeneration projects such as The Cube, The Mailbox and Fort Dunlop. Neil has been honoured by Birmingham City University for his services to enterprise and innovation.

Through his business activities, Neil has been a keen supporter and fundraiser for Birmingham Children’s Hospital for many years and was appointed a Trustee in 2013. Neil is Chairman of the Board of Trustees.