philjonesFollowing his promotion in March 2012 to deputy MD; Brother UK, the information, communication and technology manufacturer, has confirmed the appointment of Phil Jones as its new managing director.

The company maintains its UK headquarters in Tameside from where Jones has responsibility for the company’s £100m plus of annual sales supplying a range of products and services to homeworkers, SMEs, larger corporates and the public sector. The company’s key products include printers and web conferencing services.

Jones is also co-incidentally one of the outstanding panel of industry professionals who have agreed to be independent judges at the Prolific North Marketing Awards.  

He joined Brother as a fax machine salesman in 1995 and rose through the company’s ranks to become the sales and marketing director.

Jones said: “I’m thrilled to be given the responsibility to lead Brother in the UK as MD.

“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.

“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.”

Outside his Brother duties, Jones is often called upon as a  speaker at leading management events and he can also be found tweeting @PhilJones40