15 Nov Are you ready for the Sales Confidence Top 50 UK Sales Leaders 2019 list?
It’s almost time for one of the highlights of the year in SaaS. On Wednesday November 20th Sales Confidence is going to name the Top 50 UK Sales Leaders for 2019. Are you excited yet?
It started as something we did as a bit of an experiment. Little did we know it would become one of the things Sales Confidence is famous for. When we compiled our first Top 50 UK Sales Leaders list in 2017, we got a decent number of nominations and we were thrilled to crown Pete Crosby, then at Triptease, as our winner. However, what happened afterwards was that the leaders who we listed started talking. These offline, backchannel conversations created a lot of awareness about Sales Confidence and the events we were staging. We began to get more people coming along and a lot more engagement that helped build our community.
Then last year, in 2018, the number of nominations we received for the list was overwhelming. The triumphant sales leader was Jeremy Straker of NewVoiceMedia. Again, this led to more and more attention. Now, the list is one of the highlights of the London SaaS calendar. It’s something that I get asked about all the time. It’s something that I know sales leaders, founders and VCs take an interest in. It’s part of who we are.
The 2019 list
Now, it’s almost time to announce our Top 50 UK Sales Leaders list for 2019. We put the word out for nominations back in September and I’m not exaggerating when I say the amount of recommendations we’ve received has been awe-inspiring.
More than 1000 nominations have flooded our inbox. They’ve contained fantastic stories about some of the sales leaders of the world’s fastest-growing companies, that happen to be here in the UK. There are messages from SDRs about how their leader has helped them develop. We’ve got nominations from founders about how a certain leader has driven their business to a level they could only dream about. We’ve also had a few people put themselves forward, but hey, it’s not against the rules! We love people with sales confidence!
Once we had all our nominations, we had to whittle it down to a top 50.
Making the list
How do you turn more than 1000 suggestions into a list of the best 50 sales leaders in the UK?
We used three different methods in order to make our list as accurate and credible as possible:
· The number of nominations a leader receives.
· We asked several influential people currently operating in the SaaS industry to be judges for us. We took all of their opinions on board.
· We cross-referenced the leaders’ company growth data with CrunchBase, the SaaS 1000 List and other data sources, to make sure we only included the most successful sales leaders.
Sales Confidence is committed to a 50:50 split between men and women on our list. So, we also had to make sure we had 25 great male and 25 brilliant female sales leaders recognised.
Now all of that is done, we finally have our list.
And the winner is…
You can find out the UK’s top sales leader for 2019, as well as the rest of the top 50, on Wednesday November 20th.
We’ll be announcing our top 50, as well as physically giving prizes to the top 10, at the Sales Confidence Sales Leader’s event. It’s our final Sales Confidence event of 2019. Here are the details.
· Wednesday November 20th — 1830
· Andaz Hotel, Liverpool St
At the time of writing, there are still a handful of tickets left. Click here to get your hands on a ticket before they all disappear.
The majority of the Top 50 UK Sales Leaders will be there. This is your opportunity to network with them. If you’re a VC, founder or sales leader, you need to be in the room to find out who they are. If you’re a sales professional, you need to see the list to find out who you should be working for.
If you can’t make it along, don’t worry. We’ll publish the full list on all our usual channels the very next day.
At Sales Confidence, we’re very proud of our Top 50 UK Sales Leaders list and the effect it has had on the UK SaaS industry. In 2020, we’re looking forward to compiling a similar list in other cities and countries. Stay tuned for that.