Improving Sales Force productivity during a renewal or growth phase

As the economic turn around is allowing companies to think about growth once more, the same old challenges of growing and maintain an effective sales and selling operation are still there to haunt you. The improvement in the jobs market may well increase your staff churn which makes the job of creating a stable or expanding sales and selling platform even harder.

  • Do you foresee your growth plans being limited by the capacity of your sales force to keep pace?
    No, really!?
  • Is dealing with churn in the sales force distracting you from achieving your business goals?
  • Do new recruits resist the switch to selling “your way”? Are you showing them your way?
  • Are you getting payback on budget and time spent training the sales team?


New intake intake cannot become your staff, working your way, unless you put in the effort to develop consistent selling and sales management skills, closely aligned with your operational environment, for all customer-facing staff.  An essential foundation for this to be successful will come from the introduction of your own sales and selling methodology and associated processes.

The essential components in the creation of a successful sales team are; a well executed recruitment & selection process, thorough induction/on-boarding process, commitment to on-going development based on systematic training supported by regular coaching, and committed sales leadership that recognises its primary responsibility is to help their direct reports to perform more effectively with continuous improvement being the driving principle. The final components that help to ensure success are a fully integrated sales & selling process, and a customer centric proposition.

If Sales isn’t your primary strength our Sales Academy offerings are designed to equip you and your company to recruit, train and develop a sales force with professional selling and sales management skills capable of powering your growth plans. For companies with an established sales capability the Academy can provide new and original ideas and approaches to super charge what you already have.

Basic Scope of an Academy

Basic Scope of an Academy

Drawing on talent from either raw recruits, experienced sales people from other industries, or those who wish to be cross-trained into sales from other disciplines, the service covers the complete sales organisation from basic telesales through to senior account managers, sales managers and directors.

Delivered initially as an outsourced service, you have the option to take the functioning academy model in-house at an appropriate future date or continue to use us to provide the service.

“I just wanted to write formally to thank you for delivery of a first class project. In every step you have been a pleasure to work with and have delivered on everything you offered – and more.” June 2015

Let our experts help you through the challenges of recruiting, inducting/on-boarding and developing your ever evolving sales force.

Contact us now to discuss how we can help you!

Business growth

Business Growth

Are you an owner manager or business leader, looking to take the next step?

As your business grows, so too the C level team may need to evolve; focusing more on strategy and less on operations, or delegating specific functions. Sometimes, trying to achieve this on your own can be frustrating and risky, requiring a steep learning curve.

In such times of change it can be more cost effective to use external resources to provide the particular skills to successfully design and implement the changes as they are likely to be significantly different to the skills required to maintain the new environment.  An interim appointment is often ideal for these circumstances.

We can work with you and your top team to develop strategic and tactical (sales) plans for:

Growth: providing support, advice and guidance for directors and owners who are dealing with the many problems arising from growing a company in today’s tough business environment.

“Performative has helped us to refocus on our current products and also to look at new markets and we are working as a board far more efficiently.” Director, International Mailing company.

“The work done by Performative created a great foundation for what is now a very successful business.” MD, IT Solutions company.


Succession: If business success has been heavily reliant on your involvement, it is natural to be apprehensive when handing the reins to others so you can devote more energy to the future of the business and coaching your successors, or to freeing you for your next business. We identify the profile of your ideal recruit and shortlist appropriate candidates for your final decision.

“In early 2010 we decided to recruit a Commercial Director to take over the management of the sales and marketing function from me and Performative designed and ran the entire recruitment project. The service provided was excellent as it allowed me to spend more of my time on business, both operationally and strategically, while Performative ran the recruitment project.” MD, IT Parts company.

“Having Performative involved in recruitment of crucial sales appointments gave me peace of mind to leave the UK and build our US operation.” CEO, On-line Education Support company.

Structural Change: drawing on a wealth of practical experience to support you in the preparation and execution of strategy for; new market penetration, acquisitions, mergers, outsourcing, floatation or post-acquisition/merger harmonisation.

“Following the successful completion of a Sales Performance Transformation programme, Performative continued to work with us in support of a plan to effect a management buy-out by existing senior executives. Their wealth of business experience and specific knowledge of the M&A market enabled Performative to provide me with real practical help in finding my way through the minefield of the MBO. In particular it helped me to understand what to expect from the accountants, lawyers and banks, and thus prepare for their processes in funding an MBO. Performative also provided invaluable assistance to the members of the MBO team. Without the support of Performative this would have been a much more difficult exercise peppered with pitfalls.” CEO, Communications company.

Exit: providing expert assistance in preparing your company to make it an attractive proposition for trade sale, divestment or MBI/MBO, enabling you to focus on business as usual and retain business value.

“Performative drove the process throughout, without which support either the business would have suffered or the deal would never have completed. Since completion Performative have continued to support us through the early stages of integration. I am extremely happy with the result they have obtained for us.” MD, Media Agency.

Feel free to contact us for a confidential discussion on achieving your growth plans.