Arco leads the way in ethical sales with top award

24th Jan

Hull-based Arco, the UK’s leading safety products and services company, has been awarded the Investor in Sales Award from the Institute of Sales Professionals (ISP), recognising the commitment the company has made to ensuring its sales staff provide a professional and ethical service to its customers. 

With a deep commitment to keeping people safe at work and as the first company in its sector to achieve this award, Arco continues to lead the way in ensuring that everyone goes home safely at the end of the working day.

The award and Arco’s investment in training and development of its sales colleagues, ensures that the business trades ethically in what and how it sells its products and services. Arco sales teams also gain safety credentials through the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, meaning they can support customers with expert knowledge and advice, making Arco the responsible choice of safety partner.

To achieve the team award, individual salespeople were required to pass a demanding exam in order to be registered on the ISP’s professional register. This is not just a ‘one off’ investment, as those on the register are required to pass a new exam after two years to retain their accreditation. Arco has also signed up to become a corporate member of the ISP. 

Bryan Lawrie, commercial director at Arco, said: “Receiving this award is a fantastic achievement for Arco and is fitting recognition of the business’ efforts in developing a highly skilled sales team that is committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers, lives up to our ethos of being experts in safety and makes us the responsible choice of safety partner.”

Patrick Joiner, managing director of the Institute of Sales Professionals, said: “Congratulations to the hardworking and dedicated salespeople at Arco for achieving their first Investor in Sales award. Their commitment to professional development and ethical business behaviour sends a strong message to their customers that they are credible, trustworthy business partners. The Institute of Sales Professionals is delighted to be working with Arco to help them foster talented, dependable salespeople and we wish them every success.”

Darren Ford, head of organisation development and learning and development at Arco, said: “As a business, Arco is fully committed to being ethical in what we sell and how we sell. That is why we are proud to be a corporate member of the Institute of Sales Professionals and by ensuring our sales colleagues undertake regular accreditation and learning as part of their continued professional development.”

PICTURED: From left, Patrick Joiner and Tom Liversedge of the ISP with Darren Ford and Paul Frewin (Arco)

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