Tuesday, August 30, 2011

VSO Training in Ireland

This month some of our top performers were invited over to Ireland to meet not only the person who began the important task of representing VSO in Ireland, but also their ambassador and Rose of Tralee , Clare Kambamettu! Claire has been heavily involved in promoting and seeing firsthand the importance of this charity. She recently visited Africa to see how much of an affect the fundraising we generate in this country can benefit others. This as you can imagine was not only a hugely humbling experience for our own fundraisers but also deeply rewarding, one of those lucky enough to go on the trip commented, ‘Hearing from someone who has experienced firsthand the help the VSO provide, really brought to light the importance of our own part in the process and made us all proud to be involved, no matter how small our contribution’.

After the inspirational speech by Clare Kambamettu, it was the turn of our top performers to give a presentation on what works for them in the field and what techniques helped them earn a place on the trip. The focus of the presentation was qualifying and dealing with the most common blocks and negatives they encounter, as the majority of the people in the audience were brand new to charities.

As mentioned they got to meet Daryl Burrowes who started to fundraise for VSO in Ireland from within his own office. His vision alone has helped secure thousands of long term donors, through whose help, the VSO will teach and create opportunities for people who are not as fortunate as we are in the UK and Ireland. His enthusiasm and drive for such an influential charity ‘greatly inspired, and give us a renewed energy to take into the field’ (Michael Lennon).

Needless to say all the guys involved felt refreshed in their knowledge of the charity and also motivated to continue with their hard work!

Appco Summer Rally August 2011

This year’s summer rally held in the Excel Arena London was proved to be no disappointment to the Coulson Organisation.

The arena was packed full of the offices from throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern and Southern Ireland each office anticipating their own recognition for the years hard work. Our office was no exception, as our guys and girls dressed to impress; we headed to the arena and were greeted by an atmosphere a football ground would be jealous of! As the lights shone and music played everyone got into the spirit singing along and cheering each other as their names and achievements were read out in front of 5,000 people.
Our very own David Carruthers, Elise Ebole, Rebecca Foster, Nathan Moffat and Iain Dodds were privileged to have earned the ‘Sales Achievement Award’ showing their hard work and dedication had certainly paid off. Especially Elise who has been with the company only a few short months!

Next it was the turn of our leaders, who were up for the ‘Leader Achievement Awards’, this was an important award showing that they have the qualities and skills to be an effective leader and role model for our newest members of the team, again we were not disappointed as David Carruthers and Ross Stokoe were lucky to have proved themselves more than worthy of such an award.

As the awards flowed it was time for the ‘Leaders Excellence Award’ in which David Carruthers and Ross Stokoe showed that they have the necessary skills and have worked hard to maintain a standard throughout the year.
And finally the ‘Sales Achievement Award ‘which is to recognise a positive attitude to sales as well as excellent results again our very own David Carruthers walked away with a clean sweep in the awards proving he is definitely one to watch for the future!

Congratulations to everyone who received awards at this year’s rally and here’s to another 6 months of success!!!