Born in Swindon and when quite young, Spencer moved to the Sid Valley with his parents, his older brother and younger sister. He was educated at Sidmouth College and on leaving school, went to work at Barclays Bank. He was fortunate to remain in the Devon area. After fifteen years with Barclays, in 2003 he joined Hillsdon Management, the property management department of Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s. Spencer is married to Karen, who runs a well known local florists and they have two dogs. Spencer enjoys playing golf, watching rugby and walking.