Andrew Seaton of Resolve IT Solutions is this year's winner of Creating a Revolutionary Business (CARB), a three month long business development programme funded by Sheffield Technology Parks.
Andrew beat 12 other South Yorkshire creative and technology based companies to the prize which includes £1500 worth of business consultancy from Adele Hanna of Inspire Services Ltd., who ran the course. The course was aimed at transforming the performance of those businesses attending by increasing their focus on customer service and delivery and revolutionising their sales process to be far more effective and results driven.
Andrew said at the final session, called Seize the Day: “The whole course has been great for everyone involved. The CARB programme has had a big impact on my business with the biggest change in targeted marketing, networking and cost saving operations.” Resolve IT Solutions provide IT support for businesses and schools and have been running for two years. Andrew credits the course with helping him achieve a much higher success rate on the sales side of the business including helping him to secure two new contracts worth £10,000.
The CARB programme has been running for the past few years and is part of the incubation and new businesses support activity funded by Objective One at Sheffield Technology Parks. Peter Wood, Chief Executive of STP, said: “It was a hard decision to make as all the people on the course moved their businesses forward and it had a really positive impact. However the prize had to go to the business that had achieved the most in transforming their sales processes and delivered real improved results, and Andrew is a worthy winner.”
Last year’s winner, photographer Jack Eames, presented the 2007 award and says the course helped him grow his business. Jack said: “For my business the course came at a crucial time – as well as teaching me vital selling skills and closing sales, it gave me confidence to take on a member of staff, and gave me the knowledge to deal with the legal issues involved.”
Article From the Sheffield Star, Originally here: http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/business/Winner-Andrew-joins-the-business.3392640.jp