Kevin Marshall has taken over from Chris Hodges as chairman of the Association of Professional Sales Agents.
Marshall, who has been on APSA’s executive board for the last eight years, has been an agent for over 23 years within the ski, outdoor, sports and schoolwear markets.
“My immediate focus will be to re-evaluate the benefits that APSA brings to its membership,” Marshall says.
“I will ensure we offer value for money within our various packages – this is paramount in a rapidly evolving business world and our market sector in particular.”
APSA has been representing the interests of independent sales agents for over 20 years.
Marshall adds: “I will make sure our membership has easy access to its elected executive committee and has the opportunity to influence and shape its future direction.
“This will assist APSA in recruiting additional members, which will in turn benefit us all.”
APSA membership is growing because many brands view using agents as more cost effective than employing a sales force.
Agents are paid commission on results and sales only.
Agents looking to join APSA can obtain an information brochure by calling Carol Scoggins on 02476 414999 (205) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture shows Chris Hodges (right) handing over to new chairman Kevin Marshall.