About Philip Allott

Philip is North Yorkshire born and bred, living briefly in Starbeck before moving with his parents to Knaresborough.

He attended King James’ School Knaresborough, and later studied law in Leeds as a mature student, graduating with an LLB. Hons. He subsequently completed a mini MBA at Salford University in 2017. Philip is also a qualified GDPR practitioner.

He is married to Sandra and they have a grown up son and daughter plus grandson. Philip is the author of ‘The Donkeyman’ which is a time capsule on a bygone North Yorkshire era and also Integrated Business To Business Marketing, which he wrote during the first 2020 lockdown and it will be published by John Hunt Publishing, in March 2022.

After working in Office Equipment, Philip moved into IT and was responsible for launching the Schneider range of computers into the UK. He subsequently went onto found his own business, Allott and Associates Ltd – a specialist PR and B2B marketing agency, which he established in 1993 and which now operates internationally. He is also a non-executive director of HMCA PLC. Following Philip’s election to the role of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, he has stood down as managing director of Allott and Associates Ltd (although remains a shareholder) to concentrate on his new PFCC role.

After serving in the TA, Philip began his political career in his hometown where at the age of just 25, he was elected the Country’s youngest Mayor. Philip’s political experience includes nine years as a senior Harrogate District Councillor, where he chaired a number of committees including Leisure Services, Environmental Health and subsequently became leader of the Conservative Group. In 2006 in support of the then MEP Edward McMillan-Scott who was campaigning to free death row prisoner Mirza Tahir Hussain, Philip organised an international media campaign to highlight Mirza plight, who was due for execution on trumped up charges. Due to the collective campaign, Mirza was freed just a matter of weeks before his execution.

Philip stood for Parliament in Halifax in 2010 and 2015 and got within 428 votes of winning.

He supports the Turn Trust which helps homeless people and he also serves on a regional Trust and a number of Yorkshire committees.

When not working Philip is a keen gym enthusiast, has a radio ham licence (although prefers building kit), and likes gardening and travelling.