The second quarter of the year has been even better than the first in terms of the performance of our business development managers. It was with some relief that we navigated the traditionally sticky period of April-May in good shape and then broke records in June.
June normally marks the beginning of our most productive period through to November. Despite what one might think August is normally a very good month despite it being ‘holiday season’. We tend to find that for every decision maker that is on holiday the day we call there will be several more that are having a quieter than normal day and are available to talk.
June has been the best month for absolute number of meetings set for at least 4 years. I put this down to 2 reasons;
- World cup related incentives – we have been running world cup related incentives since May including ‘players for meetings’ where one selects a player every time they set a meeting and this player then earns fantasy league points with big prizes up for grabs for the most points. Once a player was picked they became unavailable for selection UNLESS a New Business Manager had a spectacular day. The opportunity to watch the big games in the pub for hitting team targets also proved very effective. I doubt I’m the only Sales Director to have exploited the World Cup in this way. The Olympics can’t come around quick enough
- Bigger Sales Team – we welcomed 3 new colleagues to the team in May and June. More people means more calls means more meetings.
Although the World cup is coming to a close it’s business as usual at Alchemis and we’re confident we can have a cracking summer. The next update will include a match report for the annual Alchemis Rounders match scheduled for 9 July.