Industry leaders launch UK sales body

7th April 2015 |   Journal Of Sales Transformation

The Association of Professional Sales (APS) is the only professional association run by sales professionals for sales professionals – that’s one of the unique selling points for the new not-for-profit organisation setting out to represent sales professionals in the United Kingdom.

“The sales profession needs a body that has credibility with senior practitioners, employers and the UK public,” says Andrew Hough, Chief Operating Officer.

Sales leaders from a number of major corporations have come together to launch the APS. They include representatives from EMC Corporation, Barclays Bank, HSBC, Arrow ECS, Banner Managed Communication, EY, SAP, Yodel, Rentokil, BT and AT&T.

“Salespeople understand how critical good selling is to the success of their company and also to UK Plc. The Association of Professional Sales is committed to enhancing professional standards and championing best practice for sales,” says Hough.

“Membership of APS will allow sales people to continue their professional development, whilst contributing to maintaining a credible and dynamic sales community,” he adds.