How did Alison Edgar become the Entrepreneur’s Godmother?
This is what happens when you have a strong strategy and you put a lot of hard work in…
October 2011
Alison starts Sales Coaching Solutions and runs it part time whilst raising her two young boys, Kieran and Connor.
March 2014
Alison became a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
April 2014

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.

September 2014
Alison Edgar is shortlisted as GB Entrepreneur of the Year in the Micro-Business category.
November 2014
Working with the Government Department for Business Innovation and Skills, our client Bath Boutique Stays, was chosen as the “Face” of Growth Vouchers” for the results they achieved after implementing Alison Edgar’s advice. His team quadrupled enquiries, tripled turn over and doubled profits. This lead to The Mail on Sunday covering his achievements.
Alison edgar helped Bath boutique stays growth voucher success
December 2014

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.

January 2015

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.

Enterprise Nation

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

CEO, Enterprise Nation

February 2015
Alison started working with 2 of the UK’s top young Entrepreneur’s, 16 year old Ben Towers, CEO of Towers Design and 19 year old Jordan Daykin, CEO of Gripit Fixings. Jordan is the youngest contestant on Dragon’s Den to get funding from Deborah Meaden. Alison still works with both clients and has been active in the sales strategies and growth of their companies. Both Ben and Jordan feature in The Richtopia top 100 UK Entrepreneurs.
Working with Alison on sales strategy has lead to us exporting to 32 countries. She brings confidence to myself and my sales team to ensure we know that anything is possible. She has a black book with great connections and recently invited me to attend No 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister’s advisor to discuss the manufacturing and export of Gripit Fixings. Jordan Daykin

CEO, Gripit Fixings

May 2015
Alison is nominated by the Government Department for Business Innovation and Skills to attend The Queen’s Royal Garden party for her work to support UK enterprise. A day she will never forget.
June 2015

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.

July 2015

Alison is appointed small business advisor to the cabinet office, working on contracts finder to help small businesses to sell to the government.

She becomes a volunteer business mentor at Entrepreneurial Spark working with several businesses including Truestart Coffee and Teahuggers.

Alison has already taught me so much about sales. Her personality makes it so easy to listen and relate to what she is saying. Before Alison’s help I was full of fear when it came to selling to people. Now my approach is a lot more relaxed as Alison has filled me with confidence. Helena Hills

Co-Founder, TrueStart Coffee

October 2015
Alison was a Delegate on the Enterprise Nation Go Global Mission to China with Lord Maude. She attended as part of a mission to help small businesses export more.
November 2015
Alison wins GB Entrepreneur of the Year Special Merit for Service. She also becomes a volunteer mentor for the Aspire Foundation. Working to support women to boost their confidence and growth in corporate and charity organisations.
Alison Edgar goes to Downing Street
January 2016
Alison is invited by Daniel Korski, David Cameron’s advisor, to choose and lead a party of 20 small businesses from the South West of England to attend Number 10 Downing Street, to discuss ways the Government can help grow our economy.
February 2016
Alison Edgar appears as the guest expert on BBC Radio 4 Money Box, discussing Entrepreneurism in the UK with Ruth Alexander.
April 2016
Alison appears as the volunteer Keynote Speaker to raise funds for the University of the West of Scotland Micro Tyco Green Team. They raise over £1500 to empower entrepreneurism in underdeveloped countries http://wildheartsgroup.com/.
May 2016

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.

Thanks so much for yesterday – tonnes of food for thought and I went away much more confident and optimistic about what we can achieve! Mel Rodrigues

Curator, TEDx Bristol

November 2016
Alison launches Easy Peasy Sales Online Course her first online course. Designed to help business owners to learn to like, if not love, sales.
I have just completed your online course and it was absolutely great, gave me a huge amount of information, things I had not considered before. It has given me a new angle on sales, my customers and how best to serve them and sell to them. Lisa Berry

Founder, Cheeky Little Prints

January 2017
After the huge success of Easy Peasy Sales Online Course Alison Edgar decided to launch her second online course The Guide to Starting a Business. Alison knows that successful businesses don’t happen overnight, however, she has accelerated the learning curve by creating a unique program to set entrepreneurs up for success.
February 2017
Alison goes international! At the first ever event of it’s kind in the middle east, a 2-day workshop in Kuwait hosted by Alison teaching the principals of sales.
March 2017
Alison wins Bristol post women and Bath Chronicle Women of the Year Award for Mentor of the Year for inspiring businesses with the confidence to go out and make their mark.
March 2017
Alison ran her sales workshop at Quick Books sharing the lineup with Sir Allen sugar- who needs no introduction, Mary Portas- UK’s foremost authority on retail and brand communication, and Ben Towers-  named by Richard Branson as “One of the UKs most exciting entrepreneurs”.

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…

Get serious about your strategy!
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