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 range of specialist consumables 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 an experienced sales and marketing director, Edmondson spent nearly six years at chemicals and ancillary product supplier Zenith Hygiene, delivering double digit growth year on year. Following its merger with Diversey, he 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. 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. 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.”