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Timothy Neil Allan is a public relations consultant and was an advisor to Tony Blair from 1992 to 1998. [1] He is the founder and managing director of Portland Communications in London, England. [2] In April 2012 it was reported that Allan was set to sell a majority stake in Portland to US marketing services company Omnicom for £20 million. [3]



He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, Godalming Sixth Form College, and Pembroke College, Cambridge (B.A., 1992). [4]


Between leaving work within politics and setting up his consultancy he was director of corporate communications at BSkyB. [5]

His political advisor roles were researcher for Tony Blair when he was shadow home secretary, deputy press secretary to Tony Blair, when leader of the Labour Party and from 1997 he was deputy director of communications at 10 Downing Street. [2]

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  1. Allan, Tim (2 October 2010). "An open letter to Ed Miliband: 'If you bury the lessons of New Labour you will bury the party'". The Observer. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  2. 1 2 Singleton, David (13 May 2009). "Profile: Tim Allan, MD, Portland". PR Week UK. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  3. Sweney, Mark (12 April 2012). "Tim Allan to sell majority stake in Portland to Omnicom in £20m deal". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  4. "Allan, Timothy Neil, Managing Director, Portland, since 2001" . Who's Who & Who Was Who. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  5. "Tim Allan to sell majority stake in Portland to Omnicom in £20m deal". the Guardian. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2020.