A year after his promotion to deputy managing director, Brother has elevated Phil Jones to the position of UK managing director.
Jones began a lengthy career at Brother in 1995, working initially as a fax machine salesman, working his way up to sales and marketing director before being handed the deputy UK MD position in March 2012, a role that saw him take responsibility for close to £100m of sales.
Brother, which ended its financial year on 31 March, said its sales remained strong, citing new innovations it had brought to market and the effectiveness of its sales and marketing strategy. It recently made a move to buy Kodak’s document imaging business, and has also been active in signing up new channel partners, handing Micro-P distribution rights for its scanning equipment just this week.
Jones said: “Having joined the business back in the early 1990s with little leadership or business management experience, my journey really underlines Brother’s commitment to investing in people and backing talent - a culture that I’m determined to continue building during my tenure.”
He added: “The UK is a strategically important market to Brother. With a committed team, a loyal customer base and some great new innovative technology, we have a fantastic opportunity to continue to grow in the years ahead. My appointment couldn’t have come at a more exciting time for the business.”
Outside the workplace, Jones is also one of a growing number of industry road cycling enthusiasts.