Phillip Barnes

Phil joined John F Hunt Power as a Regional Sales Manager for Teesside and North Yorkshire in February 2019, before his promotion to Regional Sales Director in November 2021, managing the Sales teams in Scotland and the North-East of England.

He began his working life in Power Tool Sales and then Hire, progressing from Showroom Assistant to Hire Controller and finally Senior Sales Advisor, before deciding on a complete change of career and moving into the Travel industry.

At Going Places Travel, Phil became Assistant Manager, until deciding to leave London in 1999 and move to the Northeast of England after meeting his future wife. An opportunity arose with American Express Corporate Travel Services in Newcastle Upon Tyne where he undertook the role of Deputy Team Leader, supervising staff, carrying out training and experiencing much customer interaction.

Finally, in 2005 Phil returned to the Hire Industry undertaking a number of roles within Plant & Tool Hire, before moving into Power Generation, working in managerial positions before bringing his experience and knowledge to John F Hunt Power.