January at Advance Group.
JANUARY AT ADVANCE GROUP
With a great start to the new year and plenty of news, events and plans for 2019, here at Advance Group we have decided to start sharing snippets of our everyday office life with you.
We thought it may be a good idea to start with a refresh of what we do here to keep you up to date.
Advance TM Group are construction specific telemarketers, lead generators and appointment setters. Based in Cheshire, with years of experience across the team we are already smashing this year’s goals and are busier than we could have imagined just a few short years ago when we began.
Between announcements, events planned and places visited for meetings with potential clients there is a lot going on this year and we cannot wait to get stuck in.
So far this month we have attended eleven new business meetings all over the country. This has led to our business development team visiting Berkshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham and even venturing up to Scotland on the odd occasion.
Some more exciting news was that our brand new website also launched on the 7th January and we got to feature in the UK’s new construction blog The Concrete Jungle.
We’ve also started putting together our content plan for the next 12 months so keep an eye out for offers,services and anything else that may be of interest if you’re looking for support with your business development.
We’ve had a busy month in January with team members birthdays. First up we had one of our Account Managers, Arron who celebrated his twenty ninth birthday. Next up was our Business Development Manager Mike who celebrated turning thirty one. Lastly this month for birthdays was another of our Account Managers Georgia who celebrated her twenty third birthday.
We have another lovely piece of news to announce this month as one of our Account Managers Beth Fitzgerald gave birth to a little baby boy. We’ve included a few pictures of the baby shower we threw in the office and of course we had a guess the birth date sweep. The winner of the sweep was Mike Dunn our Business Development Manager, who kindly gave his winnings to Beth for the baby.
Last but not least, we were pleased to present a certificate to one of our team members, they impressively managed to achieve 100 percent attendance in 2018.
Our Account Manager Arron Street didn’t take a single day off sick last year and so was rewarded with a bonus, a certificate and the envy of the office for managing to avoid germs for a whole 12 months.
We’ve been preparing for this year’s construction events and the first we’ll be attending is Safe Start 2019 on 14th February 2019. If you’re attending and would be interested in chatting with us about our telemarketing, lead generation or appointment setting please let us know. A couple of team members will be in attendance so we can arrange for them to come to you.
We’ve also got plans to attend Futurebuild, The Homebuilding & Renovating Show and the RCI Show in March so we’ve got plenty to keep us busy. More to be discussed on those events in the February round up.
Mike – “A personal highlight for me was the start of a new trial with a client, the meeting took place early January against two competitors. Feedback from the client was that they liked us due to our passion for the business and what we wanted to achieve. The trial began two weeks after the initial meeting so a really fast turnaround for us and the team at Advance Group. Well done to those that were involved in that and well done to our Account Manager Charlie who has secured three highly qualified appointments on day one of the campaign trial.”
Simon – “My highlight for January is how pleased I am that we saw all the hard work that one of our longest serving team members Lisa has put in. Not only has she now been rewarded with promotion and additional responsibilities but she has now taken on a leadership role within the business. As part of the management team Lisa helps to contribute to the decision making, targets and focus of Advance Group. Extremely happy she has stayed and grown with us since the early days. Well done and thank you Lisa!”
CGG (Construction Growth Generator)
A little update of our other business as there are a lot of exciting plans going on for CGG at the moment. There is a new focus on the company beginning this month with four client meetings booked in, one existing client with Advance and three new enquiries that came in. We also have a lot of marketing activity planned, to include e-campaigns and are actively developing the business moving in to 2019.
Stay tuned for more exciting news and business updates next month!
Emma Allen, Senior Account Manager