Appointed a union officer at the end of 2013, Neal Evans looks after members in workplaces located between Chelmsford and Harwich.
You look familiar: That’s because Neal worked in the research department at Unite head office from 2006. He’s a long-serving union man, having started in 1995 at what was then the brand new headquarters of MSF at Moreland Street in London (now Ron Todd House, the L&E regional office). Later, he worked with Amicus in Suffolk, first in Stowmarket and then in Needham Market.
Not many people know: Neal was born in Nottingham, which is why he supports Nottingham Forest and admires the club’s legendary, Labour-supporting manager Brian Clough – “For his politics as well as his football,” he says.
Away from work: Neal is a music fan, has a big collection of vinyl and CDs and writes reviews for Record Collector magazine. Favourite artist? “David Bowie is head and shoulders above the rest and Hunky Dory is his best. I have two copies one of them I listen to, the other is an early vinyl pressing which is still sealed in its sleeve, preserved in mint condition.”
Unite Family: Neal’s wife is Janet Golds who works in the research department in Holborn. They have one daughter and three grandchildren.