During the Representative sales meeting at the October International Furniture Market in High Point several England representatives were recognized for their performance in Fiscal 2014, ending April 30th. Factors contributing to receiving the awards include measurable criteria such as sales volume, change from the previous reporting period and territory GP. Somewhat influential are things like positive work ethic, ability to resolve dealer issues, and other less-definable gauges. England is fortunate to have an outstanding group of men and women dedicated to being the professional connection between the factory and the retail outlet.
In addition to the sales awards, England annually identifies the person in their sales force who most exemplifies the values held by its founder, Arnold Dwight England. Called the “Mr. D Award”, it is, arguably, the most coveted of the plaques presented each October.
Periodically, a Trailblazer Award is given to acknowledge efforts by a sales representative to grow a territory in spite of challenging conditions. This year, our Northern California representative was singled out for her determination in increasing the California market.
“All our reps deserve some level of recognition,” said Otis Sawyer, President of England, “but, when benchmarks are applied, understandably, the ones with the most impressive stats gravitate to the top.”
The 2014 England Furniture Sales Awards were awarded to the following persons:
Cam Morgan, North Carolina (Small Territory)
Josh Weeks, Colorado and parts of NE and WY (Medium Territory)
Jim Emerson, ND, SD, MN and No. Iowa (Large Territory)
Phil Johnson, Kansas and Missouri and parts of Iowa and NE (“Mr. D” Award)
Dolly Ponta, No. California (Trailblazer Award)