The National Sales Awards in partnership with Huthwaite International has today revealed the UK’s leading sales professionals and organisations that make up the finalists for the 2013 programme. The shortlist includes some of Britain’s brightest young stars and most high profile businesses including Everything Everywhere, CV-Library, Sage, BSkyB and The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Finalists for the National Sales Awards were chosen from the hundreds of businesses and individuals that entered to be in with a chance of winning the prestigious awards. Shortlisted candidates will now prepare to make presentations to a panel of expert judges who will determine category winners, which will be revealed at the new look awards evening on the 7 November at the Troxy, London.
Steve Lane, National Sales Awards Business Director said: “The calibre of entries this year has been excellent and the shortlist represents the very best of the sales industry in the UK. Finalists are those truly setting standards and leading the way - they represent a variety of organisations and industries, showing the diversity of the sales industry and the spectrum of where talent lies.”
Tony Hughes, CEO of Huthwaite International said: “The sales industry plays a vital role in building and sustaining the UK’s economy. These finalists represent those that are doing things differently and creating innovative solutions for their clients. Congratulations to those who made the shortlist.”
The Field Sales Executive award will be judged live at the National Sales Awards event, with candidates demonstrating their selling skills live by presenting to the audience and the expert judging panel – who will then vote for the favourites to decide the ultimate winner.
Apprentice winner and Raw Talent Academy Founder Lee McQueen, a judge for the National Sales Awards said: “The Field Sales Executive category makes the finalists prove their superior selling skills, through the ultimate test of pitching to their peers. I’m looking forward to seeing how this year’s finalists meet the challenge.”
Now in its 17th year, the National Sales Awards is the most prestigious accolade for the sales industry in the UK. The National Sales Awards rewards individuals and teams who are demonstrating best practice and outstanding achievements in all aspects of sales, with a focus on ethical, smart and professional selling. Previous winners have included LivingSocial, Virgin, RBS, Royal Mail, Serco and Sweatshop, across a range of categories.