LONDON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
*Supported by Lee McQueen*
*Sponsored by Huthwaite International*
*Partnering with the Sales Leadership Alliance*
*Free to enter until 16th May*
*Event will take place on 7th November at new venue, the Troxy in London*
The 2013 National Sales Awards in partnership with Huthwaite International has launched today and is calling for the UK's leading sales professionals and businesses to enter the awards. The programme is free to enter until the 16th May and winners will be announced at the ceremony on 7th November at London's Troxy.
Entering its 17th year, the National Sales Awards is the most prestigious accolade for the sales industry in the UK. An agenda setting programme, the National Sales Awards rewards individuals and teams who are demonstrating best practice and outstanding achievements in all aspects of sales. Previous winners have included LivingSocial, Virgin, RBS, Royal Mail, Serco, Everything Everywhere and Sweatshop, across a range of categories.
The National Sales Awards is supported by previous Apprentice winner and Founder of Raw Talent Academy, Lee McQueen. He commented: "These awards are a true celebration of the sales industry - showcasing and rewarding the best in the industry to further encourage confidence in British business. Sales are a crucial part of the British economy, and this is a chance to celebrate its importance and reward the unsung heroes of the recession. I would encourage businesses to mark their achievements through these awards."
Teams and individuals from organisations of all sizes and sectors are invited to register for award categories. The new-look event will see businesses and individuals being rewarded in categories including -
Telephone Sales Executive
Field Sales Executive
Telephone Sales Team
Field Sales Team
Contact Centre Sales Team
Customer Service Team
International Sales Team
The National Sales Awards has distinguished itself by its robust judging process and the quality of businesses and individuals taking part in the programme. Around 80 senior sales professionals and specialists participate in the judging for the awards, combining expertise around sales competencies with disciplines ranging from customer service and marketing to account management and leadership.
Tony Hughes, CEO of headline partner, Huthwaite International said: "In the 10 years we've been sponsoring the National Sales Awards, the job of selling has become harder and has placed ever greater emphasis on the highly skilled. These awards are a showcase for the people whose skills and results lead the way for the rest of the profession. Entering them is an opportunity for our top companies to motivate and spotlight their best teams and individuals in the UK."
Steve Lane, Business Director of the National Sales Awards reiterated: "These unique awards celebrate the very best in an industry that is not widely recognised for the excellent work and talent that it generates. I firmly believe the industry is at the forefront of the UK's economy and is helping in driving recovery. We're looking forward to celebrating the best in UK sales."
The Awards close for entry on 28th June and finalists will be announced in July. Winners will be honoured at the National Sales Awards ceremony in London at the Troxy on 7th November 2013.
To enter, nominate or to find out more information about this year's Awards programme and entry criteria visit http://www.nationalsalesawards.com.
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 17th 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.
About Huthwaite International
A leading behavioural change consultancy who specialises in the area of sales performance improvement such as SPIN® selling skills. 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.
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