In all Phil, who is from Audlem in Cheshire, has actually served over 30 years with Greenhous with an initial 5 year stint in the 1980’s. Phil’s career path was not one of going straight into the automotive industry. In fact, after school he became a trainee hair stylist at the famous Vidal Sassoon parlour on London’s Oxford Street before moving to hair styling guru’s Manchester salon in an early career opportunity which spanned 3 years.
Then came his first venture into car sales as a trainee salesman for a Ford franchise in Crewe. He did very well becoming top salesman within 5 months and became the sales controller in due course. In 1983 Phil joined Greenhous at the Vauxhall dealership on Victoria Road in Hanley, Stoke. His role was in business sales. After 4 successful years he left the company to go to another Ford dealership as fleet sales manager developing new business, including Vauxhall and Rover cars.
By 1992 Phil had been lured back to Greenhous as a fleet sales consultant once again, a role he has made a career from ever since. He set out initially to build a client base and developed close relationships with commercial van clients where he became a specialist in business to business sales. Eventually he moved across to purely large fleet account management which he dedicates his time to now.
Phil has been married to Lynn for 37 years and together they enjoy annual cruises to destinations across the world. He also enjoys a round of golf.
Pictured presenting Phil with his gold watch is Jonathan Young, Greenhous Fleet Sales Director.