Meet The Team

PHIL REID
PHIL REIDMANAGING DIRECTOR
After graduating from Manchester University with a 2:1 in Geography and ending up working in bars for a couple of years, I was looking for something a little bit different where I could progress, and I came across the Direct Sales Industry as it didn’t require any experience in business. My initial plan was to learn and develop my sales and promotional skills from people already successful in the industry, but after spending some time developing these skills I decided I wanted to provide the same opportunity to others that I had been given, and decided to set up my own company, with The Promotions Company being established in 2019. I am now excited to grow the business and looking for future entrepreneurs who want to develop their own skills and potentially take on greater responsibility within the industry.
KEVIN NASH
KEVIN NASHOPERATIONS MANAGER
Having studied Graphic Design, and then working in the Interior Design Industry for many years, I started working within the direct sales business after looking for a new challenge, and was instantly attracted to the positivity and motivation within the sector. Working within the sales and promotions team for two years, my people and organisational skills were recognised in 2013 when I was headhunted to work with the recruitment and administration team and I then worked with offices across the UK, concentrating on developing new recruitment and coaching methods.
When the opportunity arose to partner up with Phil in 2019 to set up The Promotions Company, I was excited to be part of a new generation of direct sales companies, and to rewrite the rule book whilst looking for the next entrepreneurs to work with and develop. Thriving off the positive environment, I am excited to work closely with our new offices across the country and grow the business with Phil to hit our 50 offices goal.
MARK WIDNELL
MARK WIDNELLTEAM LEADER – NORTH DEVON OFFICE
Having previously worked around the world as an Outsource and Off-Shoring Director for a global Swiss Bank, I returned to the UK looking for a new challenge and how to take my existing skills into a new direction.
Having found the Direct Sales Industry, I realised it was the ideal way for me to use my existing skills as well as develop new ones. I loved the fact that I was in charge of my own destiny and income, whilst being able to teach like minded people who could do the same, and I found this incredibly rewarding.
Now based in North Devon, I am excited to be able to expand The Promotions Company across Devon and Cornwall and opening up new locations.
HARVEY WESTERN
HARVEY WESTERNTEAM LEADER BRISTOL
After studying A-Levels, I decided university wasn’t for me so I did some travelling across Europe with some friends. Coming back to Bristol I got into some stop gab jobs including working in hospitality, volunteering and working as a kitchen assistant in a restaurant. Then Covid hit and it gave me an opportunity to re-evaluate what I wanted to do, and I decided that sales would be a good option so joined the team at The Promotions Company between the two lockdowns..
Having never worked in a sales environment before, I found the skills I have picked up are endless and I find I am constantly learning and developing myself, and am loving working closely with Phil now to build our Bristol team and coach and develop new people joining the business. In my spare time I love kickboxing and martial arts in my spare time and this sports mentality helps in a business where working hard is rewarded.
I am now working towards completing our development programme and opening my own business and combine this with more travelling.