Elliott is a British broadcaster, producer, journalist & strategy and communications professional.
Elliott was born in London within the sound of Bow Bells making him a true Cockney, but has lived in Essex for most of his life when his parents moved out of London early in his life.
His interest in broadcasting was inspired by a DJ on Capital Radio called Mike Allen who played early hip hop and rap tracks imported from America. Elliott quite simply thought – I’d like to make a living doing that!
A letter back from Mike suggested starting up a mobile disco for work experience, so Elliott went one stage further and (though not even being old enough to be employed) started work as a back-up DJ at one of Essex’s biggest nightclubs. From there a burgeoning Club DJ career blossomed. This led to work at the legendary, but now long gone, Limelight club in London as well as guest appearances around the UK and abroad.
The interest in dance music led to work with Kiss 100 in London, shortly after it made its transition from a pirate station to legal broadcaster. Elliott worked as a producer and music scheduler for individual shows, and even made the odd appearance on-air on late nights or early morning shows.
From there he joined the BBC, working across output at Radio 2 with such luminaries as Wogan, Ken Bruce, Sir Jimmy Young, Steve Wright, Johnnie Walker and Richard Allinson. In that time Elliott also worked on documentary programme strands for the BBC, such as the acclaimed ‘Voice of the Century’ – celebrating Frank Sinatra – that scooped a Silver Sony Award. Elliott has remained at the BBC since, working on local and network level and in strategic roles.
Elliott also currently broadcasts on the ‘first Legal Dance and Urban station’ across Essex – Funky SX. You can tune in online, on your mobile, or on 103.7 FM if you’re in Essex!
Aside from BBC endeavours, Elliott’s also spent time working at the world’s biggest sports radio station, talkSPORT, for over a decade. In that time he covered two World Cup football tournaments, the rugby union ‘Lions’ tour, and the Olympic Games, producing output and contributing on air.
Elliott is also a keen writer and has written for some of the leading motoring publications as well as being a seasoned newspaper contributor. Elliott has taken on consultancy, strategic, and communications work – advising government quangos and authorities, media organisations, the NHS, BMA and RNIB, plus has acted as mediator and conciliation intermediary in negotiating outcomes at senior level.
Away from work, Elliott has a large interest in aviation and can be found attending the likes of Farnborough International Airshow as well as hosting corporate motoring events at the likes of Goodwood Festival of Speed and Silverstone Classic…or of course, polishing the Porsche!