April 20, 2018:
Sales leaders and MPs are meeting at Westminster next week to herald the first cross-party group on sales.
The All Party Parliamentary Group is being established by Stephen Kerr MP, a Fellow of the Association of Professional Sales (APS).
Its first meeting will be held in Parliament on Tuesday, April 24.
Post Brexit, the UK’s power to sell goods and services is increasingly important as Britain develops new commerce across the world.
No business can survive without selling, and this new cross-party group to promote and advance the sales industry is an important milestone for the profession.
Amongst the speakers will be APS Chief Executive Andrew Hough who will be explaining why an Association of Professional Sales is so important to help drive British business success.
APS fellow, Edward Fotheringham, Head of Sales at Premier Inn will be talking about recruitment and development. Mike Gibson from Royal Mail will be explaining how their apprenticeship programme has energised a new generation of sales people and Rowan Jameson, O2 Telefonica will be discussing Ethics in Sales.
Ms Jameson has spent her career in the telecoms sector, selling to and on behalf of telecommunications companies. She won best sales director at the women in sales awards 2016.
Andrew Hough, the Chief Executive Officer of the APS said: “Sales has always been crucial to the nation’s prosperity, but it is even more important as we plan for business success after Brexit.”
“We are delighted that a cross-party group of MPs is getting together to support the industry and to recognise the vital work that goes on across the sales sector. Stephen Kerr is a great supporter of the Association of Professional Sales and I would like to commend the work he is doing inside, and outside Parliament to support our profession. ”
The Association of Professional Sales is the leading community for sales people. We are a not-for-profit organisation, reinvesting in our profession to build standards, trust and education.