Phil Jones MBE

Phil Jones MBE at Great British Speakers

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.

Starting as a fax salesperson at Brother UK in 1994, he worked his way up through the business to be appointed its leader in 2013. What makes him unique is that he is leading a large business and can share relevant insights for B2B audiences based on the very latest insights and experiences as a leader.

Appearing at over fifty business conferences, sharing his views around Leadership, Effective Thinking, The Winning Patterns of Successful people and Workplace Culture, he describes himself as a ‘practivational’ speaker, keen to provide practical insights and actionable outcomes for a keynote audience or as MC for a conference.

Awarded an MBE in the June 2016 Birthday Honours List for Services to Business, he is a fellow of the IoD and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, amongst a list of other business accolades.


The Winning Pattern of Successful People [Available in 45/60/90 minute forms].

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to orientate and deliver their goals with absolute clarity, discipline and purpose?

Having studied the winning patterns of athletes, successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople, Phil Jones has come up with – what he believes – is the formula for success. An equation, built of attribute components which – if deployed – will dramatically enhance your ability to reach your goals.

Phil will detail the role of motivation, distraction and saying ‘no’ to say ‘yes’ in what promises to be an inspiring and educational talk for anyone wanting to achieve more success in their life.

Selling/Marketing to Senior Executives [Available in 45/60/90 minute forms].

Demanding market conditions in all industries mean attention is very much focused on the pressing business issues of the day. In amongst all of this, B2B brands continue to want to break through into the lives of executives and create an opportunity for their salesforce to influence and convert.

But many continue to use old techniques in the new landscape, leading to frustration on both sides of the equation. Wasted budgets and wasted time = wasted effort.

So how do you break through the noise? Phil Jones believes that if you think like a CEO it will not only lead you to greater marketing success but also better career outcomes, smoothing you’re way to the top spot whilst delivering some winning outcomes.

Pulling on his ten years of experience as a CMO and five years as a CEO, Phil Jones will give us a unique insight into the life of busy executive to understand the drivers, behaviours and winning ways you can deploy to create more cut through within this hard to reach an audience.

During his talk, Phil will cover three key areas.

1. The life of a busy CEO. What are they passionate about and how you can be relevant?

2. Successfully selling to Senior Executives - why 9/10 of your approaches don't work and what you can to improve your chances of being seen.

3. From CMO to CEO - navigating the career journey to the top. What things you can do to accelerate your journey from CMO to CEO.

Correlative Leadership [Available in 45/60/90 minute forms].

In the context of rapid external change, the need to adapt your business model and then take your people with you is key. Leadership credentials are demanded from highly changing workplace cultures leading to a re-boot of the traditional models of leadership performance and the collapsing of organisational pyramids.

Since his appointment as MD in April 2013, Brother UK has transformed itself into one of the UK’s leading employers, renowned for its employee engagement and apprenticeship programmes.

Underpinning this success has been the leadership journey that Phil Jones has been on for the last fifteen years.

But what has it taken to build such a culture and leadership style? What are the attributes needed to lead a multi-generational workforce? What have been the challenges along the way?

During his talk, Phil Jones will share the components of his self-developed ‘Correlative Leadership’ framework as a template for Leadership in 2017 and beyond.

Key topics covered will include: -

• The Four Pillars of Correlative Leadership

• The importance of having you’re your personal purpose well defined and clear.

• The role of situational awareness as part of your self-care routine.

• How your digital footprint is now key in recruiting, developing and nurturing people.

• The role of compassion and care in culture.

Building A High-Performance Work Culture [Available in 45/60 minute forms].

Brother UK is a Platinum Investors in People (IIP) workplace (one of only a handful in the UK) and was recently crowned the best of the best at the IIP national awards recognising the work it has undertaken to build an adaptable workplace.

But what has it taken to build such a culture and workplace attitude? What have been the challenges along the way? How can other businesses learn and adopt in terms of best practice?

During his talk, Phil Jones will share the journey the business has been on and more importantly the why and what around the business case for adopting a philosophy of employee engagement plus the results and benefits seen.

Key topics covered will include: -

• Running the business on Purpose.

• Collapsing the organisational period to move from a culture of power to influence.

• The ‘Blood on the Carpet’ moments and lessons learned.


Clients include: Academy for Chief Executives, Benchmark for Business, Britain Means Business, B2B Marketing Magazine, Creative Lancashire, Emerce, Deloitte, Federation Of Small Businesses, HSBC, Hull Business Week, Institute of Directors (NW), Manchester Metropolitan University, Prezi, Shared Services Forum, Thomson Reuters, University of Lancaster.

What the clients say:

“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.

Jennie Harnaman, Association of Professional Sales.

“....As you can see your session received phenomenal feedback, so thank you for making the session so interesting and relevant to the audience....”

Debbie Berkovitch, Senior Portfolio Manager. Thomson Reuters.

“Phil opened up our Northern conference and spoke to CEOs and MDs from across the North West and Yorkshire regions. He is a real force of energy with a no-nonsense approach that went down very well with all attendees. You cannot fail to come away from his session with some real business improvement lessons and techniques. Phil is knowledgeable and highly engaging and self engaged at the highest level. As a practicing business leader his session has high credibility.”

Peter Hills, Academy Group 18 Chairman, Academy for Chief Executives.

“...I am writing to thank you personally for your tremendous contribution to what became a memorable and successful conference at Rudding Park. You brought professionalism, authenticity, wisdom and fun to make it a great conference. Thanks a million.”

John McLafferty, Head of Professional Development- Rolls-Royce and Chair, Shared Services Forum UK. 

“I just wanted to drop you a personal note to thank you for your time, energy and enthusiasm yesterday morning. I was delighted with how the seminar went: the audience were very engaged and the topic really struck a chord. Your presentation was exactly what I was looking for in terms of both content and delivery and we have had nothing but positive remarks and feedback since...”

Will Smith, Partner (Audit), Deloitte Consulting

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.

Paul Ashbury – The Business Lunch. Director – Focus On Networking Ltd

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