Amanda Coles

I began my sales career in London where I worked for Auto Trader, selling space and running a team of 16 who were responsible for lead generation.

I moved to Devon and began working for House of Fraser in the beauty department where I was responsible for new product launches and devised joint-campaigns with other department in order to drive cross-selling. I developed an excellent knowledge of the product line and delivered training to the wider team.

I decided to set up my own business and established a cosmetics stall in Tavistock Panier market and then worked for Boots for two and a half years in the dispensing department before joining Broadley Speaking in early 2016.

I currently work for two divisions of the Compass Group, Eurest and Steamplicity. I am promoting Eurest to businesses who have onsite staff catering facilities and to garden centres who have cafes and restaurants for their customers. Steamplicity are targeting NHS trusts with their patient food offering and I am speaking with estates and facilities directors, finding out about their current patient catering arrangements and uncovering opportunities for Compass.

In addition, I work for Eurocell who provide building plastics and I have been promoting their new composite fencing product line to construction companies across the UK.

I like having responsibility for my own accounts and their success and the autonomy to be able to achieve my targets in the way in which suits me best. There is a highly supportive environment at Broadley Speaking, it is family orientated and a very pleasant place to work.

Green which means I am initially hesitant to change but once I embrace it I enjoy the new challenges it brings. I am very empathetic and I enjoy interacting with prospects and understanding their business. I am a good listener and am able to match my client’s proposition to the needs of the prospect.

I have recently become a Grandmother for the first time and am looking forward to all the exciting things that brings. We are a musical family and I enjoy singing and playing the guitar.