Incorporated Sales Coaching Solutions and registered for VAT. Alison became a registered Growth Vouchers Advisor on the Enterprise Nation Market place, and organised roadshows in South West England to raise awareness and promote the scheme.
She employed her first 2 member of staff, a sales trainer and behaviour profile specialist. Alison also the business mentor at Abbyfield School, Chippenham, working with non-academic students to give them inspiration and skills. She still does this today.
Alison Edgar is chosen to be one of the Small Business Saturday, Small Biz 100. This leads to her running a Christmas market in Downing Street, for George Osborne and Karen Brady.
She is now a Small Businesses Saturday Champion and regularly supports and promotes SMEs in the UK.
Voted one of the UK’s top 10 business advisers by an esteemed judging panel in the Enterprise Nation competition.
This has led to Alison becoming regional champion for Enterprise Nation. She regularly organises events for them in Wiltshire, including Start Up 16 Swindon, which took place alongside the main event at KPMG London.
Alison Edgar is one of the most entrepreneurial people that we have ever come across at Enterprise Nation.
Alison inspires people to start a business and then applies her skills to help them grow. The entrepreneurial landscape in Britain is a better place with her in it.Emma Jones MBE
Sales Coaching Solutions is featured in The Sunday Times for supporting and employing graduates.
Alison is invited to work with Julie Dean and the Government Department for Innovation and Skill, to look at reforms for the self-employed. She was part of the focus group that created the blueprint of the self-employment review.
Alison Edgar launches The Entrepreneur’s Godmother at The Sales Innovation Expo and Business Show at Excel London. To celebrate the launch she sponsor and judges Young Enterprise Wiltshire.
Alison volunteers as sales mentor at Tedx Bristol, working with the sponsorship team to give them skills to support the growth of Ted Talks in Bristol.
You made it all the way to the bottom!
Everything above happened because I had a strong strategy. It wasn’t fluke or chance. I made it happen. Imagine what you’re timeline could look like in a few years if you had a strategy like that…