Local Businessman Scores Top Award at Industry Event

Author: FASTSIGNS® Peterborough

A local businessman has been awarded for his sales talents at a top industry event.

Dave Thomas, regional sales manager at FASTSIGNS® Peterborough, was named the Sales Professional Newcomer of the Year at the FASTSIGNS UK convention and awards ceremony, which took place at Staffordshire’s St George’s Park.

The global signage and visual communications specialist’s annual convention recognises the franchise network’s successes over the past 12 months. It brings the FASTSIGNS UK teams and suppliers together to help share industry knowledge, culminating in a grand gala dinner after the two-day convention.

When Dave joined FASTSIGNS® Peterborough in 2021, he brought 13 years of signage and 30 years of print-sector experience with him to the role. He was presented his award after bringing in over 35% more sales orders that his nearest competitor, in just eight months and for expanding the centre’s network of local businesses.

Paul Robinson, managing director at FASTSIGNS® Peterborough said of Dave’s achievements:

“We’ve had a really exciting year which has seen us relocate to Vision Park in Hampton and take on new staff, including Dave. Winning this award shows that we’re moving in the right direction, and is testament to how much talent we have in our workforce.

“Thanks to Dave, we’ve been able to help even more businesses in the area and we’re thrilled that he’s been recognised for his hard work.”

John Davies, managing director at FASTSIGNS UK added, “The determination of our team never fails to impress me. After navigating the difficulties of Covid-19, every franchise has emerged stronger than ever. They’ve been there as industries have reopened again, helping them to realise lots of exciting marketing projects.

“Our sales staff are a crucial connection between each centre and local enterprises, and with Dave’s proven industry experience, he’s a valued addition to the team. After such an impressive start, we look forward to seeing how he develops with us in the future.”

FASTSIGNS® Peterborough has been operating for 16 years, and has a strong presence in the area’s business community. Paul Robinson, who had 50 per cent of the business, recently acquired a full 100 per cent stake of the centre after the previous owner stepped down.

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