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Phil's passion for property emerged when, after a stint working for an estate agent in Canterbury, he decided to head to University to complete a 4-year degree course in General Practice Surveying at London’s Southbank University. Having gained his Surveying degree, in 1996 Phil founded the company Garrington Home Finders and was one of the very first property professionals to specialise in looking after the interests of purchasers. The business model took off and has since been much emulated. As founder and Chief Executive,  Phil developed Garrington over the following 12 years into an organisation with 4 offices, a staff of 30 and an annual turnover of £3.5 million. Although he has not been involved with the business since 2008, Garrington continues to thrive and is run out of offices in Cambridge.

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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 an...

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