Nimans has announced a management reshuffle with Phil Adams promoted to Sales Director, replacing Steve Norman who has left the company. Nimans say increased family commitments and the pressure of commuting from his home in Harrogate to Manchester each day played a large part in Norman’s departure.
Adams has now been elevated from Phone Systems Sales Manager, having initially joined the company in October 2004 as Nimans’ Avaya Business Manager.
“Phil is the perfect long term replacement for Steve,” said Chairman Julian Niman. “He has the management expertise, industry knowledge and respect of all the staff to make this role a big success.”
Adams says he is looking forward to playing an even more prominent role as part of Nimans’ near £60 million business operation. “I am delighted and proud to take on this role. As a company it is important to see the effectiveness of succession management. We are starting to develop and open-up opportunities not just for myself but other members of staff.”
This has been demonstrated by two key changes alongside Adams appointment, long-standing Outbound Sales Manager Simon Munday’s promotion to Dealer Sales Manager and Adrian McMahon’s move to Field Sales Manager.
“The company is moving forward all the time. I am a great believer in preparing and developing our people. Everything I do going forward will be to plan and implement this ethos even more,” explained Adams whose track record in management and business development make him ideally suited for his latest high profile role.
He benefits from 30 years in the communications industry and his first job with Nimans was as Avaya Business Manager where he quickly began to sow the seeds of a dynamic new culture of working practices and procedures.
“I came into the business at the same time as the actual Avaya product, to launch the brand,” he revealed. “It’s been extremely successful, as illustrated by the fact we are the fastest growing distributor Avaya has ever had; picking up the award as largest growth distributor across Europe, the Middle East and Africa last year.”
He concluded: “My focus on what we should be doing as a distributor going forward hasn’t changed. Value-added distribution remains the key for us. Our suppliers tell us we have world-class logistics and we know this is very much the case. I want us to build on the service levels we give to the channel. We have already demonstrated this by the many awards we have secured, recognising our logistics, technical support and pre- sales consultancy. I want to build on this excellence across all brands and raise the bar even higher, ensuring Nimans remains as the industry’s premier telecoms specialist.”