Promotions free Hollis for sales training role

Recruitment consultancy The Davis Company has appointed two joint managing directors so founder Gill Hollis can focus on developing media training courses and pulling in new business.

Recruitment consultancy The Davis Company has appointed two joint

managing directors so founder Gill Hollis can focus on developing media

training courses and pulling in new business.



Consultant Shirley Nelson, who previously handled media sales

recruitment, and marketing sector specialist Jane Alexander, took up

their new positions at the beginning of the month.



The Davis Company, which has IPC, Emap Media, the National Magazine

Company, Redwood, BT and a host of others on its books, was previously

run on a day-to-day basis by Hollis.



Her fellow founding director Malcolm Farquharson remains in his role as

chairman of the consultancy.



The company has recently been talking to an increas-ing number of

new-media outfits, database market-ing companies and media

independents.



Hollis, a one-time managing director of Haymarket Publishing, is

planning to develop a range of training programmes for marketing and

media sales staff.



She already provides general management training for senior sales and

marketing executives on areas such as how to recruit staff, but is

thinking of expanding her repertoire to include courses for more junior

sales staff, although details are under still wraps.



Hollis joined Haymarket in 1971 and ’sold on or managed almost every

title in the company.’ She was managing director at the publishing

company for five years before leaving to set up The Davis Company. ’I’ve

got around 30 years experience in selling,’ she said.



Meanwhile, the recruitment consultancy’s website is scheduled to go live

this week. Nelson, who has been with the company for ten years, said the

site, which can be found at Daviscompany.co.uk, will not contain job

advertising ’at this stage’, but will offer sales people a basic

introduction to the company and its recruitment consultants.



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