Phil’s presenting career began when he was initially contacted by a Scottish production company, looking to develop a program idea that followed the thrills and spills of couples going out house hunting but had limited knowledge of what was actually involved in the process. With his natural ability to understand and interpret house hunters needs, to find them houses and negotiate deals, Phil was approached for his property advice and as a consultant on the format, however, he was subsequently asked to record a screen test to audition as a presenter for the show.
It was during this screen test that Phil first met his long-standing co-presenter Kirstie Allsopp and luckily they immediately hit it off. Soon after, Location Location Location was born and Relocation Relocation followed shortly afterwards. Whilst Kirstie and Phil have become something of a double act and love working together, they have both gone on to present numerous other programmes showing their versatility as individual presenters and not just as a property duo.
In 2010, Phil and Kirstie set up Raise the Roof Productions with their long-term production partners Sarah Walmsley and Jane Muirhead. Company headquarters is in Glasgow, Scotland.