Entries by Adam Harding

New sales apprenticeships get government backing

November 8, 2018 In a major boost to the sales profession, the government has approved a new apprenticeship programme which promises to make the UK world-leaders in producing professional, qualified salespeople. Government backing for the new, level-4 apprenticeship for frontline sales executives, follows the committed work of the Association of Profession Sales, industry, training providers and […]

Training company collapse shows importance of quality control

October 16, 2018: The news that training provider 3aaa (Aspire Achieve Advance Limited) has ceased trading, putting hundreds of jobs and thousands of apprenticeships at risk, shows how important professional bodies are in ensuring quality and creating a safety net for learners, writes Ben Turner, co-CEO of the Association of Professional Sales (APS). With 3aaa […]

Oracle technology corporation wins key sales award

October 12, 2018: Oracle, the enterprise cloud computing company, has been recognised by the Association of Professional Sales (APS) for their impressive commitment to ethical selling. The sales team at Oracle in the UK have gained the distinguished, APS Investor in Sales award after passing our ethical sales assessment to achieve professional, registered status. More […]

Key partnership to build standards across sales and business alliances

Massachusetts, US, and London, UK: October 11, 2018 Two of the biggest global associations in sales and business alliances are pleased to announce a unique partnership to share knowledge and build standards across their professional communities. The new link between the Association of Professional Sales (APS) and the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) will […]

SKF recognised for sales professionalism and ethics

October 8, 2018: The Association of Professional Sales (APS) has awarded industrial engineering company SKF its Investor in Sales award for their commitment to ethical sales and professionalism. Our prestigious Investor in Sales award is granted to companies when more than 50 per cent of their salesforce have passed the APS professional registration assessment. This […]

Professional sales revolution reaches new milestone

September 28, 2018, Hundreds of salespeople at some of Britain’s top companies have been accredited by the Association of Professional Sales (APS) after passing our ethical sales assessment to achieve professional, registered status. The sales teams come from a range of diverse businesses like Toshiba TEC, Royal Mail, Whitbread, RS Components and Oxford International Education […]

Ideagen wins prestigious award for ethical selling and customer satisfaction

September 27, 2018 UK software firm wins ‘Investor in Sales’ award for their commitment to ethical sales. Ideagen Plc (AIM:IDEA), the UK-based, leading global software development firm, has been awarded Investor in Sales status by the Association of Professional Sales (APS) for its investment in and dedication to ethical selling practices. Ben Turner, Co-CEO of […]

Ideagen CEO: ‘We want to stand for excellence in sales’

September 27, 2018 Ideagen the UK-based, global software development firm, has just been awarded prestigious Investor in Sales status by the Association of Professional Sales (APS) Here, Ideagen’s CEO, Ben Dorks explains how their relationship with the APS has made all the difference to their business. APS: What effect has working with the Association of […]

RS Components wins sales ethics accolade

September 6, 2018: The Association of Professional Sales is delighted to congratulate RS Components for being the first in their industry to be awarded our prestigious Investor in Sales award. RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, received the special award after more than 80 of their sales […]

Seller beware – a senior buyer explains how to seal the deal

Friday, July 27, 2018: When it comes to selling, important qualities make all the difference but, as veteran buyer James Wakeford explains, collaboration, honesty, integrity, authenticity and personality are just the start. If you sell for a living, you’ll want to read this. James Wakeford has spent 20 years in the buying business, in both […]