Franchise Services, Inc., parent company of Sir Speedy and PIP Printing and Marketing Services, recognized several Sir Speedy and PIP salespeople with sales achievement awards at the company’s annual Sales Forum. The sales training event, held March 14-17 at the Marriott City Center in Raleigh, NC was well attended by Sir Speedy and PIP salespeople and franchise owners from across the country. Twenty-five salespeople received Gold Level awards, 26 received Platinum Level awards, and 10 received Million Dollar awards. All awards are based on 2011 sales activity.
Each year, a major highlight of the event is the presentation of the Don F. Lowe Salesperson of the Year Award. This year it was given to Brynn Hudson of Sir Speedy in Newark, Delaware. As expressed by Mark Johns, Senior Business Development Consultant for Franchise Services, “Brynn has been a top performer for six years and is a multi-million dollar producer. She is most deserving of this award which also recognizes her leadership, professionalism and mentoring of other salespeople in our network.”
Don F. Lowe is the chief executive officer of Franchise Services and a member of the Sales & Marketing Executives International Academy of Achievement Hall of Fame. The Don F. Lowe Salesperson of the Year Award is given to a salesperson who has demonstrated professionalism in his/her sales career, who supports the National Salesperson Program and participates in events, who’s customer service focus brings credit to his/her franchise location and brand, and for his/her contributions to the success of others in the salesperson network.
The annual Sales Forum event is open to all salespeople in the PIP, Sir Speedy, Signal Graphics and MultiCopy National Sales Program, as well as franchise owners. The three-day event encompasses general sessions with keynote speakers, breakout sessions for specific tracks, a vendor display, and an awards dinner. This year’s featured guest speakers included Tim Vellek, Senior Vice President, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation, signature sponsor of the event, and noted author and inspirational speaker, Neal Petersen.