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    How To Utilise Online Marketing To Increase Your Sales

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    How To Hire & Get Hired Right Now

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    The Art of Negotiation

    “The Art of Negotiation”. Do you want to stop discounting and start negotiating? Do you want to increase your average order value/fee and earn more commission? Would you like to master the core fundamentals of negotiation? If the answer is…

    Neil Clough

    Co-Founder & Managing Director

    Having worked in sales environments for over 15 years, Neil’s passion and natural talent for selling has seen him progress through the ranks and achieve great success in his career. Neil quickly became a highly experienced individual within recruiting and developing sales talent, which led him to be an Apprentice Finalist in 2013.

    This experience saw him achieve top salesperson status throughout, as well as breaking the record for the most high-ticket sales ever on a task! Neil is a huge fan of anything football related, but his sporting activities are not confined to just that. He is a regular gym-goer and has taken part in several endurance events, most recently the Gaelforce 64k challenge!

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    Nicole Plinston

    Co-Founder & Director

    With over 20 years’ experience working in sales environments, Nicole has worked across many sectors for some of the best known global brands such as Virgin Media and Apple. She started her career selling car insurance, and quickly realised she had a natural flair for selling, and turned her skills to a career in recruitment.

    During this time, Nicole’s passion for training and development grew, and she decided to study for her CIPD. Training has since been at the core of her expertise, and now she works developing the careers of salespeople and managers, both internally and externally. In her spare time, Nicole is an avid football fan, holding a season ticket at the mighty Crystal Palace! She also claims to enjoy running (but for the record, she really does hate it).

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    Kyle Gallagher

    Associate Director

    Kyle joined This Is Prime as a graduate of Business and Marketing. He was the first-ever employee back in 2014, and has progressed to become an integral part of the team. He is now an Associate Director at This Is Prime and manages the team in Manchester. Kyle is also focussed on managing our key client and candidate relationships. Unfortunately, he is the only Gallagher brother that has no musical talent, but his wit in the office makes up for it!

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    Steve Lowndes

    Head of Sales Training

    Since joining, Steve has set up and run our successful Prime Sales Academy, enabling organisations and their sales team to deliver better results, ramp up faster, and improve their retention. Whenever he gets the chance, Steve is straight on the bike and off into the hills. In his spare time, he likes to write. He has almost finished writing his book, “Selling in the New World: The Rise of the Transformational Seller.” We can’t wait to read it!

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    Victoria Wright

    Office Manager

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    Chris Thompson

    Head of Manchester

    After completing his Marketing Management degree at Manchester Metropolitan, Chris joined us in 2018. Within that time Chris has been promoted to Sales Manager, managing key clients and candidate relationships simultaneously. Chris is a huge fan of his hometown football team, Middlesbrough FC and doesn’t stop talking about it! He’s also the office comedian, keeping us all entertained (even virtually over Zoom).

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    Lizzie Formisano

    Senior Sales Recruiter

    Graduating with a First Class Honours in History from The University of Birmingham, Lizzie has an extensive background in recruitment and works placing top graduate talent into the best sales and recruitment opportunities across London. Lizzie joined us in 2020, and within 6 months she was promoted to Senior Sales Resourcer! Lizzie used to channel her inner Jimi Hendrix in a rock group, but has since swapped the 6 strings for a pair of CDJ’s and a drum & bass mix.

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    James Salamon

    Sales Recruiter

    James, aka “Salzy”, is a testament to our training and progression here at This Is Prime. Following on from his placement year with us, James has continued to stay on after graduation and is already carving out an excellent career. When he isn’t working, James pulls up the laces and is straight onto the football pitch, having played for the Manchester Met football team in the past.

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    Charlotte Morris

    Sales Recruiter

    Charlotte is tasked with searching high and low to find the top graduate talent and place them into the best sales and recruitment opportunities across Manchester. She describes herself as an absolute chatterbox, and we couldn’t agree more! Since joining us in our Manchester office, she has not stopped talking about bottomless brunches, and is an avid fan of prosecco.

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    Adele Patel

    Sales Recruiter

    Adele joined us with excellent experience under her belt in retail, marketing and communications, which has set her in good stead here at This Is Prime. She plans to progress with us as well as having aspirations to travel the world. She loves cooking and reading, and her favourite book is Outliers by Michael Gladwell. In the future, she’d love to live in France and be fluent in French!

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    Toby Davies

    Sales Recruiter

    Graduating with First Class Honours in LLB Law from the University of Nottingham, Toby headed for the big city of London with one goal in mind. To be THE top performer within Prime enabling him to afford a Mercedes-Benz! From an early age, Toby has been a goalkeeper for several clubs and continued to play at University. He is a massive fan of Arsenal FC and hopes to see them lift the Premier League trophy very soon!

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    Liam Curry

    Senior Sales Resourcer

    Graduating with a First Class Honours in Accounting and Finance from Newcastle University, Liam heads back to his hometown of Manchester and looks to make a fantastic career within recruitment! He is a massive fan of anything football, playing from 5 years old and reaching regional team within his teens. Liam has an incredible goal to run a sub 1:40:00 time within a half or full marathon next year!

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    Mica Burke

    Senior Sales Resourcer

    Graduating from Nottingham Trent University in English and Philosophy, Mica enjoys playing the guitar, steel drums and binge-watching a good Netflix series! She is always up for socialising and having a few tequilas with her friends. Mica aims to hit every continent in the next five years and be on the property ladder within the next three years.

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    Akiel Johnson

    Senior Sales Resourcer

    Akiel is currently on Placement at Prime from Manchester Metropolitan University, studying Marketing Management. He has been a fantastic member of the team and always looking to learn! Akiel enjoys anything competitive and is currently part of the 1st team Football team at the University. His goal is to be so successful within his career he can afford a Lamborghini Urus!

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    Jasmine Heslop

    Sales Resourcer

    Jasmine graduated from the University of Leeds in Midwifery but decided that a career in Recruitment was the way to go! During her time at University, Jasmine was part of the Netball and Cheerleading team! She also set up Bottomless Brunch events across Leeds and looking to start doing it again in Manchester on the weekends. Jasmine’s ultimate goal is to be on the property ladder in Ibiza!

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    Sam McDonald

    Sales Resourcer

    Sam graduated from Liverpool John Moores with a BEng in Civil Engineering and decided Manchester was the next stop after university! He enjoys wearing my Birkenstocks with Socks, gardening, and spending time with his friends getting sushi, Ramen, Pho, or Korean BBQ. Sam’s number one goal is to be on the property ladder within the next 18 months and attend every Formula 1 event before hitting 30.

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    Becky Maddox

    Sales Resourcer

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    Ollie Dunt

    Sales Resourcer

    Graduating from Nottingham Trent University in Graphic Design, Ollie is a regular gym-goer with a keen interest in powerlifting and is also a big fan of Chelsea FC. Whenever he has any spare time he is listening to 80s music, so don’t start a conversation with him about The Smiths as it will never end. Ollie aims to be very successful inside Prime, with the goal of earning 6-figures in 5 years’ time.

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    Imogen Nolan

    Sales Resourcer

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    Nathan Winter

    Sales Resourcer

    Nathan studied at the University Campus of Football Business at the Manchester City Football Club! He studied Football Business and Marketing at University because he wanted to combine his love of sport and develop his business skills. Nathan was the captain of his local Rugby League team before University. He is a big supporter of the Leeds Rhinos Rugby Team and Leeds Football Team! His goal is to succeed within Recruitment and afford a fantastic house based in Alderley Edge.

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    David Lennon

    Digital Marketing Executive

    Graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a 1st class degree in Marketing Management, David works to create impactful content that will help Prime connect with new and existing candidates and clients, as well as helping us grow our brand into new markets. He is a massive fan of anything sporty, playing rugby, handball, cricket, and dodgeball to name just a few. He is currently training to return to American Football as a Wide Receiver.

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