Managing Director, UK Fit Out
Lee Phillips is managing director for ISG’s industry-leading UK fit out business, which holds the accolade of being the number one fit out contractor for offices in central London.
Lee rejoined ISG in 2016 to launch Agility, a specialist team devoted specifically to projects under 50,000 sq ft. Lee was inspired to set up Agility, believing that fit out projects of this size and pace require specialists who are backed by smart, responsive, fast-moving solutions. The Agility team has a broad sector focus across corporate offices, fitness and leisure, and education. In just three years as managing director of Agility, Lee has taken the business from strength to strength and achieved extraordinary success, resulting in his appointment as the managing director of the larger UK fit out business in 2019.
Lee has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, starting out as an apprentice bench joiner and moving into site management after his training. Lee specialised in the hotel sector in his early career, both in the UK and overseas, moving into fit out when he joined ISG in the mid-1990s. In 1998 he moved on to develop his career by delivering major projects for blue-chip clients. Lee worked on a multitude of prestigious office fit out projects across the UK, and after 18 years he came home to ISG.
Lee is an engaging and thoughtful leader. He works hard to build strong, motivated teams and develop a deep understanding of each of his customer’s business drivers in order to put their needs at the heart of the project.
Lee is a fitness and sports enthusiast, particularly in martial arts and motor racing. The level of precision and excellence that is demanded in his professional world is reflected in Lee’s dedication to achieve in his spare time. Lee was incredibly proud to have been a member of Team GB.