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Brother UK MD Phil Jones awarded MBE

A huge congratulations to managing director, Phil Jones, who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of his services to business.

Phil has been with the company for over 20 years and is one of the most prominent business leaders in the North West.

Phil said: “To be recognised by Her Majesty the Queen is wonderful. I’m passionate about business as a force for good in people’s lives and in our local communities. This is why I spend time sharing any knowledge gained and encouraging other entrepreneurs and businesspeople. Helping other businesses helps Brother UK too. We work hard to ensure that we take on the very best practice that we learn from others.”

Having joined Brother UK as a fax salesman in 1994, Phil has held a series of roles, including UK sales and marketing director. He was made deputy managing director in 2012 and managing director a year later.

Under his leadership the company has been recognised as one of the leading employers in the country. In 2014 the business was named by The Sunday Times as one of the 100 Best Places to Work and earlier this year became only the second company in the UK to achieve Investors in People Platinum status.

Phil is president of Forever Manchester, the charity which funds and supports community projects across Greater Manchester. He is also a member of the Manchester Growth Company’s strategic advisory board, a fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

Phil added: “It has been a fascinating journey at Brother UK and I never imagined I would one day lead the company back in 1994 when I joined. It’s credit to the business that it continues to bring people through the ranks and I’m very grateful to them – as well as all of my colleagues – for their continued support.”