Sales Geek is one of only 20 sales training centres worldwide that are accredited by the Institute of Sales Management.
Our experienced sales trainers are some of the best sales consultants in the industry but they have also sat exactly where you are now. They have been successful sales leaders, Directors and Business Owners so they understand the commercial pressures of running a team or business and offer quick and practical help to get you more sales.
We can collectively draw on hundreds of years of sales consultancy expertise and sales training experience to ultimately give you a delightfully fresh and Geeky insight into top level sales performance.
If you are looking to grow your sales then you are in the right place as our team of sales trainers and sales consultants have developed over 15,000 people in the UK and have quickly become know as the ‘go to’ company for sales training.
We are also the only sales training and consultancy company to have a dedicated app with hundreds of sales training videos and we add new ones on each week.
Richard founded Sales Geek to change the way the world perceives sales and make world class sales leadership available for everyone not just large corporations. He has led from the front as the Geeky team has grown and flourished and won multiple awards for our ground breaking work. Weekends are for family, Reggie the bulldog and the rugby pitch, not always in that order. You might say that as a rugby player as well as a Sales Geek he specialises in conversions!
Geek Value: Do the right thing
Geek Director Lucy is the Geek you’ll deal with when we get to sorting contracts and invoices. She is also our wellbeing Geek and the person we all turn to for a plaster on a grazed knee or a well earned duvet day. Somehow she manages to be both hyper organised, caring and approachable. She’s the one you’ll hang out with most on a night out, she’ll dispense wisdom to sort your life out and keep you amused with innuendo aplenty. She is devoted to her two boys, Ellis and… Richard!
Geek Value: Geek’s care
Geek Director Jonathan is force of nature. So you better hold on tight – if Finchy’s on your side things are going to happen fast. He is in the Sales ‘A-Team’ and loves it when a plan comes together for our clients. He is constantly driving Sales Geek forward and at the weekends he drives his fiancée, Bella to distraction trawling antique fairs like a Geeky David Dickinson searching for the coolest thing possible at the lowest price! What a Bobby Dazzler!
Geek Value: Get shit done
James is a Director of Sales Geek. In the dim and distant past he used to be a sonar operator in the Navy and knows a few bleeping things about sales and business growth too. James has worked on business strategy for over 20 years and helped sell businesses for over £700m in the last seven years. James puts his strategic brain to use on the tennis court where his best laid plans are usually undone by his failing body!
Geek Value: Be Brave!
John is a Geek Director and our resident Marketing Geek. A keen fisherman, John is patient, safe in his knowledge he has the right digital bait on his hook!! Having advised clients for over 15 years, there isn’t much he doesn’t know about generating leads and driving sales. He has worked with clients of all sizes to generate multi-award winning, results-driven, campaigns. He enjoys spending time with his family and naturally squeezes in a bit of fishing at every opportunity.
Geek Value: Change the World
Some say that our secret Geek is half Canadian, was once kidnapped by Norwegians in Paris and snogged a Hollywood actress. All we know, is that he is our constantly creative, content Geek. If in passing you have noticed the Sales Geek brand or liked, shared or commented on our social media then that’s our Secret Geek sauce working its magic. He’s very shy and even David Attenborough hasn’t seen him in his natural environment – being kept on his toes by his two boys and their endless stream of sporting activities.
Geek Value: Make things fun.
Erik’s sales training CV reads like one you’d make up if only you had the imagination. Erik is the reason that you’ll return to Sales Geek again and again for training. With his help we are already on our way to becoming the best sales training provider in the UK and he played a key role in helping Geek become one of only 20 training centres world wide to be accredited by the Institute of Sales Management. Mon Dieu! – Erik’s spends his spare time at his chateau in France!
Geek Value: Always be learning
Matt is our e-commerce Geek. From celebrity accounts to seven figure businesses Matt has woven his magic. Formally a lighting technician on the sets of Jersey Boys and Shrek the Musical, his specialist knowledge will help illuminate your e-commerce business. Matt organises all our online training content both on the Hub & for the Sales Geek Academy. It’s not easy herding Geeks but Matt somehow manages it seamlessly. At weekends you’ll find him bombing at Comedy Store Gonzo nights with his “stand-up” routine!
Geek Value: Make things fun
Mike is our Professional Development Geek. He has trained some of the best leaders across the UK including our own Chief Geek. Part of the Potential Unearthed dynamic duo with his wife Sarah, Mike packs in creativity, energy and insight into all his training. He’s learning all the time of course, but there isn’t much he doesn’t know about professional development. Football on the other hand? As an Evertonian he doesn’t know that for toffee! Away from the office Mike runs a successful taxi service for the exclusive use of Wigan Athletic’s U15’s goalkeeper – his son!
Geek Value: Make things fun
Peter is our Operations Geek. Cosmopolitan Peter is bilingual after working for years in Karlsruhe near the French border. Beeindruckend! And we are lucky to have him as his transfer to New Zealand was kiboshed by Covid lockdowns! His role is wide ranging but can be distilled down to one phrase, he “herds Geek cats”, keeping Sales Geek running as smoothly as possible. His claim to fame is either: he has played in the BBC Youth Proms at The Royal Albert Hall; or that he has previously played rugby with our Chief Geek, Richard – we’ll let you decide which is most impressive?
Geek Value: Get **it Done!
Melanie is one of our Learning and Development Geeks. She has over 15 years sales experience and is like me and you – with a dog named Boo, who was rescued from a drugs den! For 6 years she helped run her family’s chicken farm, but you should never expect “poultry” returns from her training, in fact we think you will “l’oeuf” it. Fowl and obscure 70s pop references aside, Melanie is a pocket dynamo with an infectious personality and sneaky ninja training skills that will delight your sales team and get serious results.
Geek Value: Change the world
By day Tom worked in advertising sales with some of the biggest hotel brands around from the Four Seasons to Shangri La, providing his demanding clients with sensational customer service and even better ROI. By night Tom was Dean Martin in a successful Rat Pack tribute act. So when he met the Geeks and felt the bells “ting-a-ling-a-linging” he knew (as did we) “That’s Amore!” Tom has such rare sales skills that he heads up our own sales function!!! Away from the madding crowds, Tom loves spending time with his family because he obviously understands that: “You are nobody ’til somebody loves you”
Geek Value: Volare!
Simon is our Recruitment Geek. He’s our first port of call for anything recruitment related. Simon is responsible for finding the next generation of Sales Geeks and recruiting them from all across the globe to join our mission to change the sales world. When he’s not searching for new Geeks, Simon runs a successful, exclusive taxi firm for 3 local footballers – his sons! His Labradoodle, Barney, keeps him fit and in the outdoors he loves. Simon loves his audible books on personal development, and is always up for a geeky giggle!
Geek Value: Always be Learning!
Simon is Your Sales Director. He also held the Guinness World record for taping someone to a wall in the fastest time and enjoys clay pigeon shooting in his spare time – so once you hire him, you are stuck with him!! The truth is you are never going to want to let him go. Simon’s experience and track record is unrivalled. As the former MD of ‘Gorilla Glue’ he grew their sales from £250k to over £40m! He knows how to grow and scale a business. He is another member of team Geek you need in your corner.
Geek Value: Geeks change the world
Tony is Your Sales Director. With more experience than he would care to admit, winning ‘share price’ affecting deals and delivering real transformation for our clients gives him that true Geek feeling. Captivated as a customer of Sales Geek, Tony understands the impact the Geeks have on the business world. In his spare time, Tony can be found pottering on his family’s smallholding implementing the next ‘excellent idea’ from his better half.
Geek Value: Get shit done
Adrian is our Amazin’ Geek with more than 10 years of experience selling on the biggest online sales platform in the world, Adrian recently sold one of his brands for a 6-figure sum and now helps people create thriving Amazon businesses. One recent client really hit the ground running, making over £1000 net profit PER DAY until he quickly sold out of stock! Few people know more about selling on Amazon. Adrian is a past winner of the Weakest Link and member of MENSA. There is no one better placed to improve your sales IQ and help you Chase your dreams, ensuring your Amazon experience isn’t Pointless.
Geek Value: Change The World
David is our South African born Geek. He has more than 20 years senior sales experience, managing local and global accounts, developing new markets and establishing successful new revenue streams from the USA to the Middle East. A successful sportsman, David played baseball in the 2003 Big League World Series and was scouted by the Atlanta Braves. After injury curtailed his ambitions to play in MLB he went on to play for GB and now plays recreational golf as a low single figure handicapper. So if you need help with your sales pitching, there is literally no one better placed. He will cover all your bases and help turn your prospects into home run clients!
Geek Value: Be Brave! (it had to be really)
Jonathan has spent the last 6 years at a UK senior management level of a little known company called Tesla – or at least they were when Jonathan quit his safe, secure, successful, job of 17 years to join them. Jon helped them grow to be the number 1 EV market in Europe. He is ideally placed to give your Cheshire business the spark it needs to be successful. On the weekend he coaches his son’s football team but doesn’t even have his initials on his tracksuit, so we’re not sure that counts. He lives with chronic neck pain developed over years of watching his beloved Stoke City. However, there is nothing “long-ball” about Jon’s sales tactics.
Geek Value: Get **it Done!
Darren has been in sales for over 30 years and at director level for the last 15, ranging from vice president of global sales, through managing director roles at 2 start ups, taking them from zero to a million sales inside 3 years. Darren loves gardening and crossfit and is a rowing coach, which makes him a lean, green, rowing machine in our book – that’s quite an image! As an olympic weightlifting coach too, his commitment to fitness is almost as obsessive as his commitment to the perfect, perpendicular lines of his lawn. So East Lancashire businesses, you need to snatch up Darren before your competitors do, he’ll help you clean your pipeline (and more) and he’s certainly no jerk!
Geek Value: Be Brave
Lisa is Your ‘Geeky’ Sales Trainer. Described as the female Harvey Spectre (The Best Closer in the City: Suits) she is the world’s most reluctant salesperson. So much so that she wrote the book on it; literally, authoring, “Pull NOT Push – A revolution in selling for people who hate it!” With far more years sales experience than she really wants to reveal here, she is a Rugby playing, Mountain biking, Kayaking, Surfing, Disco dancing Grandmother. So it doesn’t matter if your business is looking for more conversions; or seems to be pedalling uphill; if you’re up a creek without a paddle, riding a wave of success or just down to boogie the night away: Lisa’s got you covered.
Geek Value: Change The World!
What does it mean to be a Sales Geek? What can you expect when you work with us? SalesGeek© has a very clear strand of DNA that runs through all of us, which all adds together to form the anatomy of a Geek.
Compassion starts at home. Being a Geek is belonging to a tribe. We look out for each other and that attitude transfers to our clients.
Geeks speak up for what’s right rather than what’s easy. We are committed to a high standard of personal conduct and have the courage to make tough decisions.
If we aren’t having fun doing it then why bother? Geeks strive to transfer that innate sense of fun to our guests, clients and Geekophiles.
Procrastination is the thief of time. Time is our most precious asset, why waste it? Geeks commit to something, then do it.
A Geek is never comfortable. We are genuinely excited to learn new stuff and adapt and thrive within an ever changing world.
Our company was founded with the mission to: "change the way the world perceives sales". That mission has not faltered and each Geek has a contribution to make in realising it.
The Geek Bunker™ is our home. It’s where we come to recharge our geekiness!
And we have recently moved! We have transplanted all our Geeky goodness to The Cathedral Quarter in Blackburn. You can find out more about our move here.
You can now find us at:
5th Floor, One Cathedral Square,
Blackburn, BB1 1FB
Post Covid things are looking a little bit different, but we still have a great space for training and we will be ramping things up in this respect, just as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are visiting we have great break-out spaces, secluded meeting rooms and our own Geeky media room!
We can’t wait for your visit just as soon as you can!🤓
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