PHIL
MALE

A
LITTLE
CORNER

Welcome

This is my little corner of the Internet, a place for some information, a few thoughts and somewhere to try a few things out.

It's not a very big corner, I visit it occasionally if and when the mood takes me.

You may find some useful things, and you can always get in touch from here - but this is mainly where I do some coding so it may come and go!

It doesn't stop being magic just because you know how it works. Terry Pratchett

Work Me

I have an extensive background in content, media, internet and telecoms with more than 30 years' of main board experience - 11 in the FTSE100/250.

I've completed two IPO’s and numerous M&A transactions, including Class 1, and worked in start-ups through to large global corporates in listed, private, and Government backed businesses.

Today, I work primarily with private equity and their portfolio companies in an advisory capacity and as a Non-Executive Director or Chair.

If you would like to know more, you can have a look through a summary of my CV, or find me on LinkedIn.

Social Me

I spend most of my free time riding bikes of various shapes and sizes and trying to stay in shape. Casual coding, photography and (constantly) learning how to mess about in boats fill the rest.

I live and work in London, but I'm fortunate in that I do get to travel frequently (restrictions permitting) across Europe and beyond. I'm often in the Channel Islands.

You can find me on all the usual social media.

All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others. Douglas Adams

My Portfolio

I work with lots of different companies, and so my portfolio changes from time to time as you might expect. Here are the companies I'm currently working with in various roles.

If you would like to know more, you can have a look at a summary of my CV, or find me on LinkedIn.

JT Global
Channel Islands telecoms
Chair
Miss Group
Global hosting
Chair, Investor
ROI Media
Online marketing
Chair, Investor
Smart DCC
UK Smart metering
Senior Independent
Zen Internet
UK ISP
Non-Executive
Ascent Software
Software and analytics
Non-Executive, Investor
Virtual1
Wholesale telecoms
Non-Executive, Investor
Sliide
Content for smartphones
Non-Executive, Investor

I've Worked On...

I continue to be involved in many interesting projects. Over the years I have been lucky enough to have worked with some truely brilliant people who have done some amazing things, far too many to list - but here are just a few of the things we've done together that I'm particularly proud of and that you might be familiar with or used at some point!

If you would like to know more, check out these links or have a look at my CV.

The official scoring system for English cricket
Teletext and Ceefax TV and Now-Next services
Football results service including the 'videprinters'
Interactive 'red button' TV services
Demon Internet's 'tenner-a-month' dial-up service
Two multi-£bn FTSE IPO's
Many Comic and Sport Relief projects
First next-generation UK telecoms network
The UK smart meter programme
Full-Fibre island-wide FTTH network in Jersey
Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of a lack of wisdom. Terry Pratchett

Work In Progress...

I've always got a few casual coding projects on the go, always work in progress and squeezed between other commitments.

At the moment I'm exploring dual WAN routing over gigabit FTTP broadband, multi-site Wireguard VPN's, and a Docker Swarm delivering microservices fronted by Traefik.

Although there isn't much there at the moment, eventually these links will take you to the latest Internet-facing parts of things I'm working on.

Meeting Up

Given the current restrictions in place, it is impossible to meet up at the moment. If things do ever return to what was once normal, here is an interactive map of easy to get to coffee shops in London.

They are not anything special - just easy to find and in generally well-known locations. I'm always interested in new suggestions to add to the list.

Thanks For Visiting...

I hope you found something of interest, if not then at least you know what is here. There is plenty going on underneath, but that I will keep for myself.

If you do want to reach out and get in contact, the best way is through one of the social media platforms - take your pick, I check them all occasionally.

It’s no use going back to yesterday,
I was a different person then.
Lewis Carroll