Professional Sales Awards 2017: the hunt for the best in the world

Nick Porter, APS Chairman, says the awards reinforce the APS's core principles

Nick Porter, APS Chairman

 November 10, 2016: The Association of Professional Sales is proud to announce a prestigious new annual awards programme to recognise excellence in sales.

The Professional Sales Awards 2017 is unique in being dedicated to recognising not just the finest but also the most ethical sales representatives in the world.

We at the APS and the event’s headline partners at Huthwaite intend the awards to become the ultimate accolade for sales organisations and their leaders.

“The awards categories promote the key skills which we endorse at the Association of Professional Sales: ethical, sustainable selling which focuses on doing the right thing and getting the right results,” said Nick Porter, the APS chairman.

“The advice I’d give to entrants is that, whatever category they enter, the judges will be looking for sustainability and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

“Every business in the UK should consider attending the Professional Sales Awards.”

The awards categories offer something for everyone, recognising individuals, teams, organisations and specific initiatives across a range of sectors and fields of operation. Click here to see a full list of the categories.

The shortlist of finalists will be announced in March 2017, with the judging and awards ceremony taking place in May.

Event organiser Awards International has devised a distinctive format that includes live presentations throughout the afternoon to the panels of independent judges, followed by a gala dinner and black tie awards ceremony in the evening.

The event provides a peerless opportunity to network with sales professionals from various backgrounds and sectors across the world.

Click here to enter the Professional Sales Awards 2017

On finals day there will be a wide diversity of presentations. Many of the finalists will opt to make their presentations open, offering attendees the opportunity to learn what others in their sector are doing. Attendees are free to watch as many presentations as they wish.

The judging decisions will be made by panels of independent business experts. The scoring methodology and criteria, endorsed by Cranfield School of Management and by Professor Malcolm McDonald, the academic adviser to the awards, are available for all to read on the awards website.

Every finalist will receive a benchmarked feedback report from their team of judges within two weeks of the ceremony, giving them the chance further to improve.

We intend that winners will not only gain recognition as the best in their field, but will benefit from a wealth of experience, learning and feedback for future personal and professional growth.

“We’re delighted to be working with Awards International to find and honour the best in our business,” said Porter.

“In the context of global competition, Brexit and advances in technology, it is imperative that the UK invests in sales skills and celebrates those that demonstrate excellence. We are determined that the awards will be good for business, good for the UK and good for the sales profession.”

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