Phil retired from the military in 2017 after serving for 23 years. During which time he completed tours of Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Phil founded Baxter Development Solutions which is an Energy and Risk Consultancy Company giving advice on fire safety to landlords and tenants, carrying out Domestic Energy Assessments and Legionella Risk Assessments.
In his spare time he tends to his vegetable plots and rides his growing collection of motorbikes. In 2018 he also started back in the gym to get back to his fighting weight and signed up for numerous charity cycling events across the country.