Shopfloor DEALER PROFILE: KNEES HOME AND ELECTRICAL WINNER PROFILE: IAN TOLLER Live! THE TOP DOG 32
Ian Toller from BSH Home Appliances was voted as Sales Rep of the Year by independent retailers from across the industry. He’s spent many years building up strong relationships with his clients and says he has received messages of congratulations from every direction!
won the hotly contested Sales Rep of the Year – Independents award. This category was voted for online by independent retailers, who were asked to nominate their sales rep and give reasons why they deserved to win the accolade. Dealers described Mr Toller as ‘very
approachable’, ‘polite’ and ‘always immaculately dressed and punctual’. Other standout comments included: ‘He always goes out of his way to help’, ‘his enthusiasm and passion are second to none’ and one retailer said ‘he is a pleasure to work with in often challenging conditions’. Speaking to ERT, Mr Toller, who has
worked for the white-goods appliance manufacturer since November 2010, said: “I feel very privileged to work alongside my retailers and am very grateful to them for their continued support. I would like to express my sincere thanks to my retailers for this personal recognition.”
t the ERT Awards back in November, Ian Toller, Area Business Manager Southwest at BSH Home Appliances,
Q: How did it feel to be named Sales Rep of the Year? IT: I personally felt very honoured and privileged just to be nominated for this prestigious award, so then to go on and win, it was a very proud moment for me.
Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the Awards due
to family commitments but I was very grateful that Shaun English, BSH Independent Retail Director, attended and collected the award on my behalf. I was thrilled when he informed me of our success.
Q: Why do you think you won?
IT: I’ve been covering the area for a number of years with BSH, and so that’s allowed me to build very strong relationships with my customers. For me to win this award shows that this relationship is reciprocated, which is great.
I think my years of experience within the white goods industry and knowledge of the ever-evolving market has allowed me to offer a unique service to my customers. And at BSH, I can offer this alongside a line-up of fantastic products, an
as award-winning well as aftersales
service – which I think sets us apart.
Q: How have you promoted your award?
IT: I am very proud of winning this award and subsequently amended my email
signature to highlight my success. It was also promoted internally within BSH and I received lots of
congratulations heard the news.
Q: What was the reaction like amongst your customers?
IT: All my customers were thrilled for me when they heard about the win and sent their congratulations. It’s great to receive success like this and to also share it with your customers. I always work to the best of my ability, which is,
I feel, a key
reason why I was nominated for the award. Winning this award is a great achievement as it shows this work is both recognised and appreciated by my customers
and to come. I’m
looking forward to continuing our partnerships for many years
from colleagues once they
I’ve been covering the area for a number of years and so that’s allowed me to build very strong relationships with my customers. For me to win this award shows that this relationship is reciprocated, which is great.
May 2019 ertonline.co.uk
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