Science equipment and resources supplier Philip Harris has undergone a rebrand and launched a new ecommerce site to further enhance its service and product offer to science educators and schools.
First established in 1817, Philip Harris provides science departments with the latest equipment, expert advice and technician-to-technician support.
Its new ecommerce platform offers a comprehensive range of curriculum-led resources including all educators need to safely undertake physics, biology, chemistry and environmental science teaching.
A team comprising former school science technicians can also be accessed via the website free of charge to help with product support, technical queries and lesson planning.
In addition, Philip Harris offers a lab design and installation service, creating innovative contemporary environments for science-focused learning.
Philip Harris is owned by ecommerce educational resources supplier Findel whose brands and websites offer more than 32,000 products to educators and parents based in the UK and overseas with the business exporting to 130 countries.
Chris Mahady, Findel’s chief executive, said:
“Philip Harris has been helping young minds unravel the wonder and joy of experimentation and exploration since it was founded more than 200 years ago.
“The brand empowers science departments with high quality equipment, expert advice and technician-to-technician support. This is captured by Philip Harris’s new brand positioning line of ‘Explorers of science since 1817.’
“Our revitalised brand and new ecommerce site give us a strong platform for further growth. We will achieve this by continuing to develop and offer more new services and products that provide science educators with everything they need to deliver engaging lessons.
“All of this will be underpinned by the excellent customer service, technical support and convenience that Philip Harris’s success has been built upon.”
Headquartered in Hyde, Greater Manchester, Findel also has a distribution centre and offices in Nottingham and employs around 300 people.
Findel was acquired in April last year from Studio Retail Group plc following a management buy-out (MBO) supported by private equity firm Endless. Since the MBO, and in addition to the rebrand project, Findel has implemented a multi-million pound investment programme.
This includes recruiting 30 more people to cope with increased demand in key areas such as technology and digital marketing, transforming the office accommodation in Hyde and Nottingham and developing new digital and ecommerce technologies alongside a new inventory management system.
At the same time, the business has continued to improve customer experience and distribution centre systems to meet new customer requirements whilst supporting overall growth.
For more information about Philip Harris visit www.philipharris.co.uk