Tim founded Portland in 2001 after a career spanning business and political communications.
He spent 6 years working for Tony Blair in Opposition and then in 10 Downing Street. He was a key media adviser during the 1997 election campaign and then served as Deputy Press Secretary in Number 10 during the early period of the Blair government.
Following that he was appointed Director of Corporate Communications at BSkyB plc, responsible for corporate and financial communication during the launch of digital television in the UK.
He is a graduate of Cambridge University and of INSEAD where he received his MBA in 2000.