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Speaker Biography

Cllr Henry Higgins

Born in 1965, Henry went to school in London and then on to London College of Printing before studying graphic art and design in Watford.

Since graduating, he has run a series of design ventures and currently is the managing director of a company manufacturing and retailing Egyptian bedding to corporate clients and via the Internet to the public.

Henry’s political career began in 2002 with his election as councillor for Harefield, the last true village within the M25 and a ward within the London Borough of Hillingdon. He has worked tirelessly for Harefield and has been instrumental in its regeneration and also active in the campaign to save Harefield hospital.

In 2004, Henry was made chairman of one of Hillingdon’s two planning committees, covering the south of the borough and including Heathrow airport.

In 2006 he was promoted into the role as Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, a position in Hillingdon’s Cabinet aimed at helping the borough to become a centre for learning and culture.

Since taking up the role Henry has embarked on an ambitious modernisation program for Hillingdon’s libraries and successfully secured additional funding for the first 50-metre pool to be built in London for 40 years.


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