Local business woman up for national award

By Anita Jaynes on 28 May, 2015

Alison Edgar, managing director of Sales Coaching Solutions, has been nominated for a national Women Inspiring Women Award, in the category of Women’s Role Model/Advocate. She is calling on your support so she can represent Wiltshire in Birmingham this June.

Sales Coaching Solutions is a Chippenham based sales and customer service training and coaching provider. They genuinely believe that when delivered correctly, sales and customer service is the same thing. By encouraging the understanding of this concept, and the techniques to help practice them, they train and coach businesses to maximise their sales and increase their profits.

Alison believes in encouraging the prosperity of the local economy. As such, she has employed two extraordinary and locally based women. Firstly, her ex-boss, Lou. Her rule of thumb, always hire someone better than you. Learn from them, work with them and watch the company grow. Secondly, Alex joined the team on the Grad for Growth program and hasn’t put a foot down since. Having studied psychology, Alex works with Alison to ensure all the sales training and coaching aspects retain a human element. As a working mum, Alison knows the value of family and her business has certainly become one. An amazing team of women all delivering exceptional results for their clients.

Alison grabbed the opportunity to work with Growth Vouchers and Growth Accelerator with both hands, seeing the great opportunity the scheme was for SMEs in her area straight away. One client quadrupled enquiries, tripled turnover and doubled their profits. Thanks to the Growth Vouchers work, Sales Coaching Solutions helped their clients to create ten new jobs and generate £1m in revenue in the local area.

Because of all these achievements, not only for Sales Coaching Solutions but also for their clients and employees, Alex suggested Alison should be nominated after she found the Awards promoted on Twitter. To the team’s happiness, Alison has been shortlisted under the Women’s Role Model/Advocate category for the Women Inspiring Women’s Awards. The results are entirely votes driven so Alison and her team at Sales Coaching Solutions are calling for local support.

To vote, please follow this link: www.wiwawards.co.uk/awards_nominee/alison-edgar/?category=womens-role-model-adcocate