New MD at phs Direct

Washroom and hygiene services provider phs Group has appointed a new managing director of its consumables business.

Warren Edmondson has taken the helm as MD at phs Direct which provides a complete range of specialist consumables to customers; from toilet tissues and dispensers to cleaning supplies and vending services. He will also be responsible for the phs product team based in Tamworth as well as phs-owned hand dryer supplier Warner Howard.

As a highly experienced sales and marketing director, Warren spent nearly six years at chemicals and ancillary product supplier Zenith Hygiene, delivering double digit growth year on year. Following its merger with Diversey, Warren became its global head of CRM and business development director for the UK and Ireland, rolling out its new global sales, service and marketing processes. Throughout his career, he has also run several successful sales and marketing businesses.

He said: “I have always known of phs and, now that I’m here, I’m proud to be associated with one of the most recognised brands in the hygiene industry. With a new CEO, phs is on a new mission to enhance the business and I wanted to be part of this exciting new chapter.”

With over 25 years’ experience, phs Direct delivers more than one million orders every year and is an accredited distributor of the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA). Sourcing products across the market, it offers a wide selection of supplies at the best possible prices, delivered within 48 hours.

Within the business, Warren aims to drive future growth by identifying efficiencies, motivating the workforce, using data to inform sales strategies and reaffirming phs Direct’s customer proposition.

He continued: “Our vision is for phs Direct to become a complete hygiene solution provider where customers feel all their hygiene, chemicals and consumables needs can be serviced in one place and can consolidate their supplies through one experienced and trusted source.

Our staff are motivated to becoming the supplier that customers choose to trust to manage their hygiene needs and I hope to empower the team so we can go on this journey together and achieve more every step of the way.”

David Taylor-Smith, CEO at phs Group said: “phs is a long-established and well-known business in the industry and over the past year, we’re building new foundations to deliver growth and stand ourselves apart in our offering to customers. Warren brings with him valuable knowledge and experience in managing and growing cleaning and hygiene businesses and we are confident that he will lead phs Direct through this exciting new transition with great success.”

Find out more about phs group by viewing their company profile, here.

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