Ed Atkins has a wealth of industry experience on both the Supplier and Distributor sides of the industry and joined Outstand Branding last April. Ed has gone from strength to strength, continually achieving targets and looking to help the newer members of the company.
“I have known Ed for a long time and understand what he is capable of. I had the pleasure of managing him at a previous distributor and jumped at the chance to get him onboard at Outstanding Branding” said Andy Thorne, Sales Director at Outstanding Branding.
“Ed has come in and immediately produced the figures we know he was capable of; with that in mind we wanted to develop his skills and enrolled him onto the BPMA Academy with a view to developing his Sales Management once successfully completed”
The sales team that Ed will now lead has a great deal of industry experience and success, although there is still a vacancy for another experienced account manager.
“We are always looking for successful sales people and account managers; we want to develop people and enhance their careers. Ed was recently approached by a couple of industry head hunters and turned down both because he knows that at Outstanding Branding he will have a career path which includes continued development and reward”, commented Andy Thorne.
The decision for Ed to join Outstanding Branding was quite straight forward once he knew they were interested and that they would look to develop him into a Sales Manager.
Commenting on why he joined Outstanding Branding, Ed said “Having worked with both Andy Thorne and Sarah Penn in the past I knew their passion, dedication and drive to succeed could only complement my own personal goals. Even whilst working abroad, the name Outstanding Branding was (and still is) making waves and to be part of this amazing new company was not a tough choice. Andy knew I was thinking of coming back to the UK, and having known each other for a long time, he made it very clear to me how much he wanted me to work at Outstanding Branding. This desire, and obviously the cool location, quality of clients and amazing atmosphere, made it impossible to say no”
And describing the feeling of being promoted Ed said “Ecstatic! It is quite simply the fulfilment of my ambitions. It’s already been a steep learning curve, but I’m enjoying every second of it. There are plenty of new challenges and a whole new way of viewing day-to-day situations but being in charge of my own team and taking an active part in planning and strategy is really exciting. So far my team seem to be sharing in my enthusiasm!”