LONDON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
*Judging to Take Place Live at the National Sales Awards*
*Enter Now for Your Chance to Win*
Two of the country's leading sales professionals, Lawrence Dallaglio and Lee McQueen have today been revealed as judges for the Field Sales Executive of the Year category, at the 2012 National Sales Awards.
For the first time ever the award will be judged live at the event, held at London's Grosvenor House on 6th November. Each of the finalists will be given two minutes to prove their superior selling skills, by delivering their most impressive sales pitch.
The former England rugby Captain, now Sales Director at Serco, Lawrence Dallaglio and previous Apprentice winner Lee McQueen will sit on a panel of experts to judge the pitches, along with the audience of over 100 sales professionals who will also vote for their favourites.
Lawrence Dallaglio, Sales Director for contact centre services in Serco's new UK & Europe Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) business, said: "I'll be looking for someone who has all the attributes a talented salesperson should have like charisma, excellent communication skills and an in depth knowledge of what they're selling. Most importantly the winning candidate will have to deliver a spectacular pitch - something that's exceptional enough to win over the crowd and the judges in just two minutes. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to gain recognition for being the best field sales executive around."
"This is the ultimate test of people's selling skills, delivering a pitch to over a thousand people really proves you're the best of the best. I'm expecting a high standard of entries and some very entertaining pitches," added Lee McQueen.
To enter, nominate or to find out more information about this year's Awards programme and entry criteria visit http://www.nationalsalesawards.com or call +44(0)20-7955-3752.
Notes to editors:
About the National Sales Awards
Open to individuals, teams and organisations from all sectors across the UK, the National Sales Awards in partnership with Huthwaite International, recognise the UK's leading sales professionals with a focus on ethical, smart and professional selling. Now in its 16th year, the National Sales Awards is the UK's leading awards programme for the sales industry and is owned and organised by UBM Plc. Visit http://www.nationalsalesawards.com for further information.
Categories open to entries
- The Customer Collaboration Award
- Contact Centre Sales Team of the Year
- Telephone Sales Team of the Year
- Field Sales Team of the Year
- Sales Support Team of the Year
- Sales Management Team of the Year
- Customer Service Team of the Year
- Sales Team of the Year (video / vote)
- Newcomer of the Year
- Telephone Sales Executive of the Year
- Field Sales Executive of the Year
- Sales Team Leader of the Year
- Account Manager of the Year
- Strategic Account Manager of the Year
- Sales Manager of the Year
- Sales Director of the Year
- Outstanding Contribution to Sales
Huthwaite International is a leading behavioural change consultancy specialising in the area of sales performance improvement. Blue chip companies worldwide trust it to deliver measurable results by challenging, improving and sustaining performance at all customer touch points through its academic research-based methods.
The company focuses on the customer to provide innovative skills advice for progressive individuals and organisations in sectors such as IT, financial services, healthcare, telecoms, manufacturing, legal and professional services. Specialised services include the Huthwaite Virtual Training Campus and Sales Toolbox. Training initiatives include negotiation skills development, selling to procurement, customer service skills and sales performance improvement such as the pioneering SPIN® Selling.
Established in 1974, Huthwaite has UK headquarters in Wentworth, South Yorkshire, and handles international projects through its associated companies throughout Europe, USA and Asia Pacific. For more information on Huthwaite's cost-effective services and solutions, please visit http://www.huthwaite.co.uk
Serco is a FTSE 100 international service company, which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos.
Around the world, we improve essential services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the public.
Our global BPO business has over 50,000 employees across 98 locations, with a presence in 10 countries providing the complete spectrum of business services to customers in the public and private sector around the world.
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