James Walker sponsors BESMA Rising Star of the Year Award

The British Excellence in Sales Management Awards (BESMA), is a highlight in the sales industry’s events calendar and created by the Institute of Sales Management (ISM) to celebrate the outstanding achievements of sales professionals, teams and organisations.

This year James Walker will be sponsoring the award for ‘Rising Star of the Year’ which recognises the outstanding early achievements of a sales professional who is within the first two years of their sales career.

Commenting on the decision to become a sponsor, managing director of James Walker UK Steve Corfield said, "It is important to bring new talent into sales and for companies to improve that talent by investing in personal and professional development.

Focusing on the award criteria helps companies, managers and individuals to review their own performance against best practice, make improvements and create personal development plans that will ultimately benefit all involved. Certainly within our own business this has helped us invest in our colleagues and improve recruitment, retention, career progression and succession planning.

As a profession, I think sales is often overlooked and the ISM, through BESMA, provides a fabulous opportunity to publicly reward and recognise those companies, teams and individuals on the frontline who drive the UK’s economy through their sales performance, professionalism and achievements."

Judging for this year’s awards will take place in September with presentations to the category winners taking place at the awards ceremony dinner at Wembley Stadium in London during November.

08 August 2019

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