Andy Preston is a leading sales trainer, with international experience in many different industries, having personally trained more than 100,000 salespeople in 27 countries, since 2004.
A fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management, and creator of the ‘Stand Out Selling’ Sales System, Andy’s work is recognised worldwide as specialised sales training that generates results for his clients.
Originally a professional buyer, Andy took what he learn from experiencing ‘poor selling’ and took that into a sales role. After a tough start, Andy became the top salesperson in the country, then trained his team in his techniques with great success. Taking the lessons from his own experience and those that he trained, Andy created the Stand Out Selling system, which has gone on to generate fantastic results for salespeople worldwide.
As a leading contributor to sales publications all over the world, Andy writes columns and articles on all aspects of the sales process. Based out of Manchester, when he’s not training salespeople somewhere in the world, Andy is a keen photographer, guitarist and sports fan (particularly Rugby Union and Ice Hockey).
Grainne is a very experienced trainer, coach and facilitator with a strong sales background. In business development roles at Mars Confectionery she account managed major retailers before specialising in designing and delivering the full suite of training for the 450 strong UK sales team.
Since setting up her consultancy in 2005 she has designed and delivered sales programmes for clients across multiple sectors – IT, food and drink, marine navigation, professional services, event management, sales promotions, healthcare and charities. Previous clients include UKHO, ADM Promotions, WPA, British Lung Foundation, Venue Reading, Young’s Brewery and Chartered Institute of Insurance.
Her training is based on accelerated learning techniques which effectively engage delegates and help make the learning stick. The use of relevant scenarios and coaching throughout the training build confidence and make the learning easier to apply back in delegates work environments. The underlying intent is always to build on each person’s strengths and personality rather than create sales robots
Grainne has written three business books; Difficult Customers; Training Skills and Time Management.
In developing her own business she puts her sales skills into practice every day!
Natalie Reid-Hughes has set up and run successful sales and customer service operations both in the UK and internationally for many years. With over 25 years experience in successful Sales Management, she understands the need for professional and quality sales behaviour in order to achieve greater success.
In 2002, she launched Communiqué Associates, offering exceptional and innovative sales training and coaching to telesales, telemarketing and customer service contact centres. In June 2007, Communiqué extended its services by also offering outsourced telemarketing solutions to companies needing additional sales resource.
In providing quality Sales Training, Natalie is able to share realistic sales experiences in order to help her clients achieve their sales objectives and maintain and grow their competitive advantage. In short, she is passionate about helping them maximise their achievements.
Natalie has designed and delivered sales programmes for clients across multiple sectors – IT, FMCG, recruitment, investment companies, telecoms, technology and charity sectors. Previous clients include Fidelity Investments, Scandinavian Airlines, Ford Motor Company, Sennheiser UK, Coca Cola & Schweppes and Cable & Wireless.
Natalie is constantly seeking to improve and to harness the power of sales and telemarketing to achieve greater success.
Each of our courses lasts for either two or three days depending on the subject matter. All courses commence at 9.30am and run until 5.00pm with a lunch break and shorter breaks in the morning and afternoon.
The courses are designed by some of the most respected sales trainers in the UK. Each of the courses address a core competence within sales and delves deep in relation to the theory that underpins the approach, whilst also looking at how the concepts are applied in a practical sense.
We also tailor each module to specific areas that each delegate wants to address meaning that when you leave the course you can make instant changes to your approach which will have a direct impact on your success.
Each of our courses is priced according to the subject matter, location and duration. For an up to date list of our pricing please contact a member of our team.
If you register for multiple courses then you will significantly broaden your knowledge across multiple areas. We do have promotional offers running throughout the year so please speak to a member of our team for more information.
As per our cancellation policy, you will receive a full refund if cancelled 28 days before the course start date.
Once you have booked a place on your chosen course, we will send out a pro forma invoice via email. Your place will be held provisionally until full payment has been received. Payment can then be made by bank transfer.
Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then display this accreditation on your CV as proof of your achievements. As part of our unique approach we will also feedback your performance during the course to your line manager.
Yes, we will provide refreshments and lunch on all our courses. Please ensure you let us know of any dietary requirements as soon as possible so that we can make any necessary arrangements.
Yes. We have free parking on site at our training facility.
Our courses cater for professionals at all stages of their careers. Many attendees are employees of firms but we also train individuals from other backgrounds such as those who work for themselves and want to sharpen up their skills or people coming back into sales after a period of working in a different industry.
You can attend as an individual or as a group. Should the group be of a sufficient size then we can provide you with a bespoke session at our facility or we can even arrange for one of our expert trainers to come to you. Please speak to one of our team so that we can provide you with the best solution.
Pro courses are designed to develop the skills of sales professionals at all levels and backgrounds. Our range of courses focus on developing key skills that will enable you to be more effective in your role.
The skills are fully transferable and you will take them with you throughout your career.
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