Photograph of phil barrett purchasing manager being presented a gift from general manager paul stebbings

Birthday celebrations for Phil Barrett (left) congratulated by Paul Stebbings (Right) at System Hygiene.

As the birthday boy, Phil might have expected to be the centre of attention. And we agree.

Phil, who turns 40 today, joined System Hygiene in 1996 and worked through the company’s stock control and purchasing departments to become Purchasing Manager.

On any given day, you can find Phil buried beneath a mountain of order forms and porridge sachets, working hard at sourcing exciting new products for our customers and maintaining brilliant relationships with suppliers from every corner of the world.

“When I’m not busy keeping a beady eye on prices and championing great value for customers, I like to hit the dirt with my mountain bike and watch re-runs of the 1994-1995 Premier League season – good times!” says Phil.

Paul Stebbings, General Manager at System Hygiene, adds, “Phil is a popular team member who continues to play an important role in the company’s ongoing success. We thank him for his great attitude, good humour and many years of service.”

Here’s to the next 40 years, Phil. Many happy returns from all your friends at System Hygiene.