About Us

With over 60 years’ sales and leadership expertise we’ve tackled most challenges in sales.

We’ve worked with all sorts of clients, from privately-owned businesses through to recognisable global names.

We go out of our way to support small businesses, helping them access the skills and knowledge that the big guys take for granted. As exiles from the North East, fighting for the underdog is in our DNA.

Sales Team Mentoring and Training

If you’re looking for broad sector and market expertise, we’ve helped organisations in sectors as diverse as consumer goods, pharmaceutical, education, Forex, IT, construction and utilities.

We have client relationships stretching back many years and one of our most important measures of success is having you ask us back.

Whichever sector we’re working in:
It’s all about the customer

The Team

Martin Knowles

Cyclist. Pianist. Traveller.

Martin has held senior Sales positions in consumer organisations such as PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser and the BBC and healthcare businesses including GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Sanofi.

He obsesses about customers and consumers and helps focus businesses on maximising value from their key customer relationships.

As a widely experienced sales director he leads on strategy, numbers, spreadsheets and organisation design. And cake.

Grow your sales pipeline through better management, proposals and presentation skills

Lynne Kennedy

Hiker. Gardener. Explorer.

Lynne worked for international businesses including Mars, Boots and De La Rue before striking out on her own two decades ago.

Her speciality is training, coaching and sales consulting. With an instinct for business relationships she can unpick tangled teams and processes, rewiring the business in a way that motivates individuals and inspires improved performance.

She leads on story-telling, people and pictures. Accompanied by Haribo and cups of tea.

Grow your sales funnel through better proposals and customer understanding

Adapting to your needs

You work with us at the pace your business can adapt and adopt.

You can get started with us from just two hours a month as virtual sales mentors. And as you grow we can become your part-time sales directors.

Or go bespoke with one-off training workshops, sales growth projects and structured sales capability programmes.