Phil Spencer is a presenter, author, businessman and property investor. As co-presenter of the long-running Channel 4 series Location Location Location, he has become one of the best-known faces on British television, and is widely credited as being an expert in all things property related. Over the last 16 years he has hosted numerous TV series and continues to be an anchor for Channel 4 viewing figures.
Phil’s passion for property emerged when, after a stint working for an estate agent in Canterbury, he decided to study General Practice Surveying university. In 1996, Phil founded the company Garrington Home Finders which grew over the following 12 years into an organisation with 4 offices, a staff of 30 and an annual turnover of £3.5 million.
A natural ability to understand and interpret house hunters needs, to find them houses and negotiate deals led Phil to being contacted by a Scottish production company. Although initially approached for his property advice, he was subsequently asked to record a screen test as presenter. Kirstie and Phil immediately hit it off and Location Location Location was born, followed by Relocation Relocation shortly afterwards. The 20th series of LLL has just been recorded, making it the longest running and most successful program of its type on UK TV.
Outside of television, he has published books, written regular columns and features for leading newspapers and lifestyle magazines, hosted radio shows, produced apps as well as set up and run two successful businesses. Phil also writes a property column for London Agents South Magazine, has appeared in Home Buyer magazine and Night & Day in the Mail on Sunday, and has a monthly column in The Sunday Times.
There can be few other television presenters who have been as prolific as Phil has been over the last 17 years. His relaxed and friendly demeanour comes across easily on screen – whether he is clowning around with Kirstie, being diplomatic with owners of untidy houses, negotiating deals or exploring a stately home.
As a recognised and respected property professional, Phil’s experience of business and presenting, coupled with a warm and engaging manner, have made him a popular corporate choice with clients including British Gas, HM Land Registry, and Norwich Union.
Phil Spencer’s warm and engaging personality is ideally suited to the corporate marketplace, and combining this with his experience of business and presenting makes him an ideal host for any event.
Phil was perfect for our event on the River Thames, he was funny, personable, and wanted to chat with guests afterwards. He gave great insight into working in the property market and also his time spent with Kirsty Allsopp!
Phil made a great awards. He handled a difficult space and audience really well. UBM
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