Starting his career as an electro-mechanical apprentice with GEC, Les Phillimore rapidly changed direction establishing himself in the gaming, leisure and hospitality sectors and joined family owned Greenall Whitley Ltd in 1983 as they started out on a major expansion and stock market floatation programme.
Les grew with the group as it positioned itself as a leading £1.1bn FTSE 100 Plc leisure and hospitality operator and as a Group Executive Manager for the then Greenalls Group Plc, Les relished the responsibility of a substantial multi-disciplined national workforce and multi-million pound revenue and cost budgets.
Taking leading roles in corporate strategy and behaviour, performance and brand management, mergers and acquisitions, product development, and multi-faceted change within technology-led multi-site operations Les’s passion for business excellence saw him introduce numerous initiatives to leave a trail of bench-setting and first-to-market innovations across multiple disciplines setting far-reaching new standards of performance with iconic corporate clients such as Whitbread, Mitchells and Butler, Scottish and Newcastle, Allied Domecq, Bass, Enterprise Inns and DeVere Hotels to name a few.
In 2006 Les was appointed UK Managing Director (Designate) for a joint venture between the $3bn USA Harbour Group Inc and a major UK retail Plc with the immediate challenge of turning-around and re-energising a stalled multi-million dollar, multi-stakeholder investment programme. Job done Les transferred to the sister company to lead on next-generation Trans-Atlantic digital NPD / NPI programmes.
A co-Director of a boutique Business Consultancy Les’s recent projects have seen him working on numerous regional, international, start-up and innovation projects which have served to further cement the economic and business needs for The Director-e to be a leading light in 21st Century recruitment and placement.
Contact Les at firstname.lastname@example.org