Toshiba TEC has received an Investor in Sales Award from the Association of Professional Sales (APS) after its entire direct sales team passed a written exam and achieved APS Professional Registration.
Formed in 2012 and incorporated as a not-for-profit entity in 2014, the APS aims to represent sales as a profession to governments, buyers and customers. By 2020, it hopes to have set up a global Chartered Institute of Sales with the same standing as other professional organisations.
Ben Gaston, Sales Director at Toshiba TEC, said: “Those who join the APS commit to join a community that advances and promotes excellence in the sales profession by displaying integrity, credibility and a genuine interest in helping customers obtain the right solutions for their business problems. While any sales professional can join the APS, I wanted our direct sales team to be able to differentiate themselves from our competition by undergoing Professional Registration. This shows, through external independent verification, that we put trust, decency and ethics at the centre of our sales based activities.”