58721155-DPP_0024 (1)Everest Home Improvements are celebrating two award wins at the British Excellence in Sales & Marketing Awards this week. Everest picked up the Sales Team of the Year runner-up award and Tom Devine was named Sales Director of the Year runner-up.

With the highest number of nominations ever submitted from a range of companies including Virgin Media, E.ON, Pitney Bowes, and British Gas to SME’s the prestigious Awards by the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management (ISMM) recognise individuals and teams for outstanding sales performance and achievements in 2014. The winners were announced in front of over 600 business leaders by England Rugby Champion, Martin Bayfield.

58721156-DPP_0020 (1)Everest have made significant changes to their sales structure to refresh the sector’s traditions. By bringing on Tom Devine previously of BSKYB, launching a new sales training academy and replacing 144 self-employed area agents with 46 managers who are employed, Everest is emphasising that they expect certain standards of customer service and behaviour.

Marcus Lamont, HR Director at Everest, said:

“We are really proud of these two fantastic award wins granted by the ISMM. Winning a British Excellence in Sales & Marketing Award raises the stature of Everest and all individuals involved. It’s an honour to have our hard work, in innovating the way we do sales, recognised.”