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Japanese ambassador visits Tameside to celebrate 50 years of Brother UK

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Brother UK MD Phil Jones receiving a commemorative plate from ambassador Koji Tsuruoka

Business technology solutions provider, Brother UK, has hosted a visit from the Japanese ambassador as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to the UK, Koji Tsuruoka, greeted staff and toured Brother UK’s Audenshaw site, before presenting a commemorative plate.  Brother was founded in Japan in 1908, and its international headquarters are in Nagoya.

Phil Jones MBE, Managing Director of Brother UK, commented: “We are very honoured to have been visited by ambassador Tsuruoka, it was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our heritage and demonstrate how we, as the UK arm of the business, have delivered 50 years of innovation from our home in Greater Manchester.”

Today, Brother UK’s technology solutions help businesses to increase efficiency, boost productivity and encourage collaboration in the workplace. As well as continuing to innovate and develop its market-leading product ranges, Brother UK has maintained a strong company culture by placing people at the heart of the organisation.

This year the business has secured some of the country’s most prestigious industry awards, including a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development for the second time, and a Princess Royal Training Award for its learning and development programme.

Phil Jones continued: “Our fundamental purpose is to make the people and businesses we work with more successful, more quickly, which, in turn, has helped our business to thrive in an ever-changing marketplace. I’m so proud to be leading this company and to see it being recognised at the highest level.”