Most companies need a regular flow of new business, but suffer from the same problem - the lack of time or resources to find it.
Take James for instance. He’s a director of a small consultancy, but admits that he and his team just don’t have the time or the skills to look for new clients.
Many small companies survive for years without needing to look for new business. But eventually, all reach a point where some proactive sales effort is required.
But people like James often find they are too busy to focus on finding the best opportunities, or simply don’t know where to start.
Achieve UK is a boutique consultancy providing a personal and bespoke sales lead generation and appointment setting service specifically for directors and key executives of small companies.
We’re a team of dynamic business professionals who are experts in finding, cultivating and nurturing your target prospects, and turning them into top notch sales appointments. We get you meetings you can win business from!
We work with small companies who have a high value or complex offering, or operate in a difficult market sector.
Our clients include a wide range of consultancies, agencies, technology and service companies, all of which are looking for high-value or long-term revenue business.
Highly targeted rather than scattergun. We specifically target the right people at the right time with the right message.
This allows us to introduce our clients to senior decision makers that other telemarketing and lead generation companies simply can’t reach.Sounds great, but does it produce results?
The results speak for themselves. We continue to work with our clients on a monthly basis for two, three and four years and longer - having found them new sales opportunities potentially worth many millions.
“We are extremely pleased with how Achieve UK operates having won over £250,000 of business from their activities over the last three years working as a natural extension of our team”. Alistair Wood, Director Vector Group (UK) Ltd
“It is testament to their skills that potential clients never feel they are being sold to. I would thoroughly recommend their services to anyone looking to gain new clients.”. Anthony Cork - Director
Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants
“The appointments Achieve has made for us have been of a high standard. Two have already resulted in orders and will be potentially worth in excess of £1million over the next five years” Alan Oliver, Managing Director Checkmate Fire Solutions
James, the director featured in 'the problem' section above, is in fact one of our clients. Struggling to find new business, James got in touch with us a couple of years ago to see if we could help. Today we are still making top notch appointments for James and his team. One of which secured them a £750,000 annual contract.
If you’re a small company and lack the time or skills to find new clients, contact us now to find out how we can help.
Call 0118 934 4119
Achieve UK Ltd | Albany House | 14 Shute End | Wokingham | Berkshire | RG40 1BJ
City & County Graphics provides highly specialised signage services like building site hoardings and branded car livery. The company has worked with Achieve UK since 2007, to gain director-level sales meetings in the construction and automotive sectors.
We asked Managing Director Malcolm Dunderdale to share his experiences:
“Our business had bumbled along since the mid 1990s. But in the last few years, we've quadrupled in size. At least half of that growth is down to Achieve UK.
I'd used other telemarketing companies in the past, and they were dreadful. Always the wrong appointment, with the wrong person. They'd send me anywhere, just for the sake of it. So of course I was very sceptical.
But Achieve have been simply fantastic. They get me meetings I could never have managed on my own. I'll be in front of the sales director, or the marketing director – not wasting my time meeting with a non-decision maker.
Achieve have been absolutely key in winning huge chunks of business. Several times, a meeting they've arranged for me has led to a deal worth more than half a million pounds.
Sometimes it takes days, other times months, occasionally even years – and that's fine. I know Achieve can talk intelligently about my business, so I'm very comfortable letting them keep nurturing a prospect until the time is completely right.
Then it's down to me.
We're very good at what we do - so once I'm in front of someone, it's a real opportunity. It's getting the meeting that's the trick. And that's where Achieve come in.
I have no idea how Achieve UK get the results they do. I wish they'd tell me.”
Merit Group carries out offshore content research, business process management and marketing data creation for some of the world’s most trusted information businesses. But with a high-value service, a complex market and a number of misconceptions to overcome, the company had experienced poor results from appointment-setting companies.
Sales and Marketing Director Ben Tindall reveals how working with Achieve UK has transformed that picture:
“Achieve UK has been making appointments for a number of our directors, since 2010. The relationship works really, really well.
They’re able to understand our service, empathise with people, and really connect. They don’t hassle anyone when they call, and that makes a real difference.
The biggest thing for us is now, when we walk in, we see people who already know exactly why we’re there and what our proposition is.
We’d worked with other appointment setting companies previously, and the results were terrible. We turned up to meetings and people didn’t really understand who we were. So working with Achieve is really refreshing.
We do niche work with publishing and information businesses. The specifics take a bit of explaining, and with a contract costing anything up to a million a year we’re asking very senior people to show some real trust. Some people still have preconceived ideas about offshoring to India, too, and we have to dispel those myths right from the start.
So Achieve needed to acquire a fair bit of expertise, quite quickly, to understand what we do, and talk about it with authority.
That’s really valuable, and it’s generated a lot of income for us.”