Research fellow for economics & Construction
Chris Davies grew up in a family of Conservative political activists. As a Young Conservative, he was a Branch Chairman within the late Sir Michael Spicer’s West Worcestershire parliamentary constituency and active within the Conservative Policy Forum, once speaking at the Conservative Party Spring conference.
After a successful career in insurance broking and niche financial services, specialising in guarantee bonds predominantly for the Construction industry, Chris and his fellow Managing Director and wife, Fiona formed their own business in 2009, which is the leading independent brokerage in the UK in its sector. A regular panelist and public speaker, he has substantial knowledge of the UK Construction sector throughout its supply chain, reflected in his media contributions through relationships with senior industry journalists. Chris is happily married and both his and Fiona’s daughters both work in the family business.
Chris has always maintained a watching brief on UK and international politics and has iteratively returned to activism and research since the Brexit referendum was called.
As a small c Thatcherite conservative (his parents purchased their council house), Chris is a fiscal and defence hawk, patriot, libertarian and meritocrat. Passionate about free speech and markets alike, he abhors the cult of wokeism including all identity politics, cancel culture, white privilege and the (illegal) teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools, which he perceives as reductive and iniquitous revisionism.
Immensely proud of the United Kingdom and the primacy of the nation state, our armed forces and fiercely patriotic in opposing the globalist agenda, Chris’ specific areas of interests include housing, national and international macroeconomics, geopolitical evolution and immigration control.
Chris believes in unfettered civil liberties and a small state with minimal intervention that should provide appropriate financial support to those who have temporarily fallen into difficulties and lifelong financial security for those born with or who later suffer with severe, irreversible disabilities and infirmities, who are unable to make an economic contribution through no fault of their own.