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Phil is an accomplished public speaker with over 80 appearances and is regularly asked to appear at industry gatherings and business conferences to share his view of the world. He provides great thinking, good humour and personality with some practical, implementable advice.
Phil Jones is Managing Director of Brother UK, an Information, Communication and Technology business supplying products and services to hundreds of thousands of UK enterprises. A 25 year veteran of the I.T industry, he’s witnessed the birth of the internet, bluetooth, mobile phones and cloud computing platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Previously named on the Power 100 for Insider North West Magazine, a Top 100 Thinker by Britain means Business and a Top 100 figure in the Manufacturing Industry, Jones is one of the emerging thought leaders in organisational design and enlightened leadership and an in-demand public speaker in the area.
Phil Jones has an intriguing story of how a self-confessed “average salesman” wound up running a nine figure a year business, transforming himself into a thought leader in the area of personal potential and scooping up numerous business awards along the way.
Preferring to describe his day job as COE “Chief Opportunity Engineer” of the business he now runs, Phil has a refreshing philosophy about the role of the modern day leader in a large business and how the battle for ‘hearts and minds’ should be high on the priority list or any organisation seeking growth at all levels.
A former winner of Institute of Directors Manchester and North West Director of the year awards (2011), he retains an all round capability on business growth, innovation and market development. He sits on the ‘Strategic Advisory Board’ to the Manchester Growth Company (Biz Growth Hub; Business Finance Solutions; MIDAS and UKTi) advising specifically on technology, entrepreneurship and business acceleration. Jones served as President of Greater Manchester Community Foundation – Forever Manchester from June 2014 to June 2017.
Outside of work he is a keen road-cyclist – confessing to owning five bikes, covering around two hundred miles a week and one of the UK’s leading road cycling bloggers.
"Massive thank you Phil for your fantastic contribution as host for the launch of the Professional Sales Awards. Your energy and enthusiasm mixed with professionalism (and humour at times) was perfect for the occasion and I am not sure how we are going to improve for next year."
"As you can see your session received phenomenal feedback, so thank you for making the session so interesting and relevant to the audience…"
"On behalf of the BOSS Board and Young managers in the Industry I would like to thank you for an inspiring and thought provoking presentation at the BOSS Young Managers conference. Your theme of “ How to think like a CEO” made the young managers sit up and think about both their personal and professional lives and prompted a number of positive remarks from the delegates. I believe your presentation will shape their future and benefit the Industry. – Chief Executive. "
"Phil spoke at our recent ‘The Business’ Lunch. His talk “Being the best possible version of you” was thought-provoking but delivered in a humorous and enjoyable way. Using real life examples, Phil conveyed a real insight into some of the practical challenges we face in business today. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a speaker or, someone who is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. "
"Awesome guest speaker at the Academy yesterday (Phil Jones). Never made as many notes in 1 1/2 hours since I was at school.”"