Wednesday 9th July, 2008
The Ultraframe retail sales team has recently welcomed two new members to join National Sales Manager, Jane Blanchard and her existing team of Business Consultants. Gary Stewart is now covering Scotland and Ireland, whilst Ray George is covering Central England, the South East and London.
Gary Stewart has worked in a sales role for over 12 years, selling top end brands into retailers – a great fit with the Ultraframe model. Gary commented: “My family are all in the building trade and I saw this as an opportunity for a fresh and exciting challenge with a technical aspect, which I relish. I feel both privileged and excited to be working for the leading company in the industry and feel that our new product development coupled with our retail sales approach will undoubtedly help me build lasting and fruitful business relationships. I hope to prove a valuable asset to “Team Ultraframe!"
Ray George has worked almost exclusively in the conservatory industry during his career and has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the industry, from a consumer and retail perspective, through to operating as a Trade Sales Manager. Ray commented: “I have been involved in the industry right from the development of domestic conservatories - from early modified lean-to greenhouses through to fully bespoke, high performing aluminium, uPVC and timber home extensions. As a customer, I was buying the Ultraframe system for many years and now look forward to joining such an innovative company and being a member of a sales team that delivers such a distinct advantage.”
In addition to her role as National Sales Manager, Jane Blanchard is responsible for the East of England. The team of Business Consultants service retail accounts who use the Ultraframe system right across the UK and are available to help customers to sell the features and benefits of the Ultraframe system and ensure that consumers understand the importance of choosing the best roof available for their conservatory. A full consultancy service is available to all Ultraframe customers:
• Marketing and Branding...advice on how to use the Ultraframe brand to maximise your sales
• Marketing Campaigns...working with you to explore the optimum solution
• Retail Sales Team Training...is your retail sales team switched on - improve your conversion rates
• Design Choice/BS6399... ‘Future Proofing’ your business – give your team ‘The Edge’
• Show Site Assessments... full in-depth report complete with recommendations.
• Training Packages... bespokely tailored to the needs of your organisation
Jane Blanchard commented: “During the five years I have worked at Ultraframe, there have been many changes in the industry and the Ultraframe sales team has responded accordingly – re-positioning ourselves as Business Consultants in order to ensure that Ultraframe customers have the best possible chance of closing every lead. I would encourage any companies who are not yet dealing with us, or who do not take advantage of the Business Consultancy service to get in touch to see how we can make a real difference to your business.”