Sales expert Alison Edgar is guest speaker at Growth Voucher Roadshows

By Anita Jaynes on 27 September, 2014

Sales trainer and business advisor Alison Edgar will be one of the keynote speakers at a series of Growth Voucher roadshows in the south west during early October.

Alison, who is managing director of Sales Coaching Solutions Ltd, has organised the events which are being held in Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire.

The aim is to inform businesses across the south west about the government’s Growth Voucher programme which offers grants to small businesses looking to grow and develop.

Alison is the south west’s regional representative on the national panel for the Growth Voucher scheme and recently gave a presentation to Lord Young, enterprise adviser to the Prime Minister and leader of the initiative.

She is the founder of Sales Coaching Solutions, a specialist sales training provider. Her company focuses on sales and customer service training for start-up enterprises, SMEs and corporate organisations. Alison is recognised nationally as a pioneer for the Growth Voucher scheme.

She said: “An investment of £30m has been set aside by the government to help small businesses. Many are entitled to a voucher for up to £2,000 to help finance strategic advice. These roadshows are interactive and intended to spread the word about the Growth Voucher scheme.”

At the event Alison will be talking about smart marketing to attract and keep customers. Other speakers include Simon Cooper, from Monahans, talking about finance and cash flow and Rebecca Nicholls, from The HR Department, on recruiting and keeping staff.

The Roadshows are to be held on:

  • Wednesday October 1 at the Chiseldon House Hotel, Chiseldon, near Swindon.
  • Thursday October 2 at Bristol Business West, Leigh Court, Bristol.
  • Monday October 6 at Kaposvar Room, Guildhall, Bath.
  • Tuesday October 7 at Wessex Chambers, White Horse Business Park, Trowbridge.

The free events run from 8.30am to noon, with the exception of Bath which runs from 1.30pm to 4pm.

To book visit or call Alison on 07969 796730 for more information.

Pictured above: The Sales Coaching Solutions team taken at the recent South West Expo event.(left to right) –  Louise Elliott, business development and training manager, Neil Clough, businessman who was one of the five finalists in the BBC’s The Apprentice 2013; Alison Edgar, managing director and Alex Elliott, sales and marketing assistant.