Philip Day is a retail entrepreneur and owner of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM), which includes high-street brands Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Jaeger, Austin Reed, Jane Norman, Peacocks and Ponden Home. The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group is one of the largest employers on the UK high street, with more than 23,000 employees. Philip is also the owner of Days, an expanding chain of town-centre department stores. Born in Greater Manchester, Philip acquires high-street brands and returns them to long-term profitability through investment, job creation and expansion. He is a supporter of a number of cancer charities, including Cancer Research UK; local sports events and teams, including Carlisle F.C., and The Percy Hedley Foundation. Through his agricultural and conservation work, Philip has planted in excess of half a million trees and carried out important research into the preservation and reintroduction of disappeared and endangered species at his wildlife sanctuary.