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)
High Point Market is the” world’s home for home furnishings!” It occurs twice a year and represents the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. The 2014 Fall Market begins October 18th and runs to October 23rd.
Market brings more than 75,000 people to High Point, it will be held 180 buildings, it involves 11.5 million square feet of showspace, and highlights tens of thousands of new product introductions. England Furniture will be showcasing a number of exciting new introductions including pieces from the Blair Collection, the Holt Collection and the Estep Series.
Be sure to stop by and visit with us at our England Furniture exhibition. We will be located at Plaza Suites 100. Exit at bustop #3 off the Green line if travelling by bus.
On September 18, 2014, England Furniture vendors, suppliers, employees, and sales reps will join with those who generally love golf and will gather at the Woodlake Golf Resort in Tazewell, TN, to take part in the England Furniture 25th Annual ADE Golf Scramble.
The monies generated by the golfing event will be placed in the ADE Foundation, an entity created to disperse funds to charities that seek the good of the local community. Previous recipients have included the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Walter State Community College scholarships, and The Alpha School. Funds from the England Furniture Annual ADE Golf Scrambles have helped those affected by weather related catastrophes, they assisted in buying school supplies for elementary school students, and the funds generated have helped with the distribution of Christmas baskets to local under-privileged persons. Funds are used to aid the local community and whether they are given to employees or non-employees.
On Thursday, September 18, teams will gather at the Woodlake for two rounds of golf. Lunch will be provided and prizes will be awarded at the end of round two. For half of England Furniture’s existence, this event has been held in late summer to provide a day of friendly competition with industry friends, while, at the same time, assuring that funds will be available to help individuals in our community.
Many thanks to the loyal patrons who supported the Arnold Dwight England Golf Scramble year after year! Fore!