A day in the life… Group Sales Director, Sally Cassidy

by Traveleads | December 10, 2019 | Latest News On The Ground

5.53am: Early Start!

Very early start, as I head off on the first train to Aberdeen from Glasgow.  Coffee at the ready as I take in the rising sun and the beautiful views across Scotland.

This is when I tend to get a head start on the day inbox with some email catch-up but then I realise it’s only 7am so I catch up on an episode of Ray Donovan!

Does anyone else have this guilty pleasure?!

7.35am: Warm welcome!

Arrived at one of my favourite hotels… Sandman’s Signature Aberdeen.

Lovely warm welcome as always on a freezing day in the Granite City! I do love this hotel ❤

Leo and the team always make me feel so at home here and Martin was at the ready in
the restaurant with a table reserved for my first breakfast meeting.

8.00am: Breakfast meet-ups!

Early breakfast meeting with Cerri McDonald from Prospect 13, finalising our 2020
marketing strategy for Aberdeen.

It’s hard not to tuck into a full cooked Scottish breakfast (haggis and all!) from the buffet
but we resisted temptation and stuck to coffee and toast!

9.30am: The Traveleads sales team arrive at the hotel for our final away-day in 2019.  

Last polish on next year’s group sales strategy… #hello2020

We kicked off with introductions to the three newest members of the sales team – Paul
in Leeds, Dave in Wales and Lindsey in Southampton.

This gang is growing and we’re STILL looking for new talent in London.

2.45pm: Down to business!

After a quick spot of lunch, we were flagging a little. I think they were sick of listening to
me by then… sales process, pipeline management, improvements to on-boarding,
mind-set, skills development.

But when you’re winning new business at a rate of £5 million a quarter, there’s ALWAYS
so much to talk about.  By the end of the afternoon, we had a solid plan!

5.30pm: Team building time! 

I’m a true believer in mixing business with pleasure, and this was the ideal time to let
the team see the Aberdeen office and pop the corks on the left-over Champagne from
our office opening in August.

Great banter, some questionable dance moves and with a Welsh Man in the team,
there was also singing!

7.30pm: Team dinner! 

At our favourite Aberdeen restaurant – Shahbaaz Tandoori for some delicious, authentic
Indian food.

Abie and his team took excellent care of us as always. My favourite thing to order here is‘A Surprise’.

I trust them to cook me something tasty and I’ve never been let down yet!

10.30pm: Gin o’clock!   

Grape & Grain is not only one of my favourite bars but being right around the corner from
the office, it’s also our local!  
 

A great team deserves to be spoilt and that is exactly how this place makes you feel.
Superb Gin but my favourite is the exceptional Primitivo  A classic red from South of
Italy,
served by Andy – THE best bar manager.

12.04am: Time for bed!

After a long but exciting day of breakfasts, meetings, team building and celebrating what
we’ve achieved so far this year, it’s time for bed.

The mattresses here are wonderful and I always have an AMAZING sleep.  I should really
go straight to sleep as I’ve an 8am train to catch tomorrow, but the Traveleads monthly
newsletter has landed so I have a quick read and then count my blessings before it all
starts again tomorrow.

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