JTI’s NI sales team best in UK

The JTI Northern Ireland and Isle of Man sales team has secured the Sales Team of The Year Title at JTI’s UK National Sales Awards after growing JTI’s Northern Ireland market share by 2.3 per cent to 53.8 per cent in 2013.*

The awards ceremony, now in its sixth year, took place at the Park Plaza Riverbank in London and recognises the hugely important day-to-day contribution the Sales Force makes on behalf of JTI.

The team, led by area sales manager Peter Jackson, is the first Northern Irish team to win the title, having narrowly missed out on the title last year. The honour is the second award for team member, Nicola Kempton, who in 2012 took home Sales Person of the Year (Northern).

Peter Jackson commented: “The whole team feels that we’ve won, not just because of our 2013 efforts, but due to lots of hard work over the past four to five years. We are very proud of our Company’s long association with Northern Ireland, in particular our factory in Lisnafillan, and we’d like to thank our network of fantastic retailers as we really have benefitted from wonderful retail and wholesale support.”

Andy Stevens, JTI’s head of UK sales, added: “We have a fantastically well-trained Sales Force working throughout the UK, so winning the hotly contested award is a very big deal. Peter and his team have made huge strides on behalf of the business in a tough trading environment and I’m sure those retailers that know the team well would join me in congratulating them.”

*Nielsen Market Track FY 2013 Combined Cigarettes and RYO volume (excludes cigars) – (RYO/MYO converted to sticks at 0.4g per stick)

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