Sales and Marketing Consultant in Blackburn, Lancashire
Adrian Hargreaves is a sales and marketing consultant and the owner of Hargreaves Marketing Ltd based in Blackburn, Lancashire.
Qualified with both The Chartered Institute of Marketing and The Institute of Sales Promotion to Diploma level, and with a Open University qualification in Managing Change, Adrian has a wealth of experience both in working for leading commercial organisations in sales and marketing roles over 30 years and in running his own business.
Adrian was employed by:
- Co-op Food
- British Telecom
- Daniel Thwaites PLC
- Marstons PLC
- Thomson Local
- Haymarket Media Group
- Faversham House Group
Starting in the registry office of British Telecom in his first permanent job, Adrian was quickly moved into the sales department and was sponsored by the company for a five-year development program. Adrian achieved both the CIM Certificate and Diploma qualifications achieved in just three years, the minimum time possible. Known as ‘an ideas person’ Adrian was the winner of a BT company suggestions competition for a sales communications initiative which had raised local sales of consumer products by 18%. A move into the drinks industry followed with an intensive five years in marketing followed by four years in free trade sales and then national sales. Adrian then moved into advertising for a further fourteen years. Starting with a national media company as an account representative Adrian achieved consistently high performance before being promoted to Senior Account Manager, then Regional Key Account Manager and finally the national sales role of Premier Account Director.
In 2012 Adrian founded his own company, Hargreaves Marketing Ltd based in Blackburn, Lancashire, which has served a wide variety of small and medium-sized businesses across the UK.