Two specific individuals were recognised for their contribution at the glitzy Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCAs) last night.
Richard Bennett from UES Energy bagged the Sales Professional of the Year gong, a new addition to this year’s award show, sponsored by McLean Ross.
He was “delighted and really pleased” to receive the award: “I’ve never had a personal recognition in my roles in different industries… It’s a real vindication of the quality of sales that happens in our organisation and indeed in the wider industry.”
When asked about what makes a great salesman, Mr Bennett said: “The thing that annoys me the most is people calling me a salesman and I think that’s the truth of it.
“It’s not shiny suits and people hassling you all the time, it’s much more about understanding the client’s requirements, their objectives as a business and obviously how that relates to energy in our specific industry and then matching that up in a package that suits them best and fits them perfectly.”
Another addition was the Unsung Hero award, sponsored by EDF Energy, which was given to Lyn Barnes from Select Energy Direct who was extremely overwhelmed and emotional.
“I don’t believe it… This award means recognition for myself and for the company”, she said.