Entries by Adam Harding

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 […]

The APS forges partnership with global experts in digital selling

July 20, 2018 The Association of Professional Sales (APS) is pleased to announce a new partnership with international experts in digital selling. The Global Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) will help APS members build expertise and skills in this fast-growing area of sales which is crucial for modern business development. Inside Sales is focused on […]

A-Z of top companies join APS sales revolution

Monday, July 9, 2018 Our campaign to revolutionise the sales industry is gathering pace with a broad range of first-class companies joining the Association of Professional Sales (APS). Thanks to a series of well-supported initiatives and an impressive network of sales leaders, we are helping to develop a skilled, diverse, and ethical sales force that […]

Growing list of APS supporters across the sales industry

Monday, July 9, 2018 See below for a list of companies represented across the membership of the Association of Professional Sales (APS). Some of our members may be relatively new to sales, looking to develop their careers, skills and sales education with the APS. Others who work at the companies listed below are well-established senior, […]

The APS supports Pride in campaign for sales diversity

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 The Association of Professional Sales (APS) is pleased to support the Pride movement as we campaign for a diverse sales force building standards, trust and education across the sales industry. The APS believes that sales as a vocation should be open to all, allowing us to celebrate who we are and […]

How to sell successfully to senior executives

Monday, June 25, 2018: Phil Jones, the managing director of Brother UK has never forgotten his roots. He built his career in selling – “I earned my  spurs on the streets of London” – but now, as the boss, people are selling to him which makes him perfectly placed to say what works and more often, […]

MPs and sales leaders discuss next steps to develop profession

Monday, June 11, 2018: There has been more important progress in developing the future of the UK’s sales industry at the second meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sales. The cross-party group of MPs was joined by members of the Association of Professional Sales (APS) to set out the group’s objectives. The parliamentary […]

Time is your enemy: put the customer first and plan to win

May 25, 2018 “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential” – Winston Churchill It sounds obvious, but too few sales leaders make the time to reflect, research and plan. In sales, it’s not enough to say work smart, not hard; you need to do both, but slogging away without a focused, rational approach won’t […]