Where can a career in Virgin Venue take you?

Posted on 20 March 2017 at 3:36 PM by Roxanne Chand

Understanding whether a career in Virgin Venue is right for you can be difficult decision if you do not completely understand what will be expected of you. This is why we created the 'Life in Virgin Venue' playlist to showcase some of our awesome people who are out there doing the job on a daily basis. There are four videos within this playlist. Watch as our people take you through their tips and general advise on what the job entails and how to be successful within the role.  Interested...

The importance of happiness

Posted on 20 March 2017 at 1:56 PM by Dom Boon

“….for us, our employees matter most. It just seems common sense to me that if you start off with a happy, well-motivated workforce, you’re much more likely to have happy customers. And in due course, the resulting profits will make your shareholders happy….” Sir Richard Branson.   This famous quote from Sir Richard Branson is commonly used to push the case for investing in people, managing employee engagement and creating a happy and well-motivated workforce. But what is the step that goes...

Life as Head of Sales for Virgin Venue

Posted on 1 March 2017 at 12:00 AM by Roxanne Chand & John Horspool

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to talk to me today! So, you’re the Head of Sales for Virgin Venue. How long have you worked at Virgin Media? I have worked at Virgin Media for 21 years. I started out in United Artists in 1995 and moved through the cable organisations that ultimately became the Virgin Media that we know today. 21 years is such a long time! What has made you stay for so long? The biggest thing for me is the opportunity I have been given within this business. In the...

How to be successful in Retail Sales

Posted on 1 March 2017 at 12:00 AM by Squire Moorhouse & Roxanne Chand

I hear you recently changed roles. Tell me more about your role as a National Account Manager? What does this entail? Yes I have, it’s all about developing and delivering a strategy to produce new business for Virgin Media with a portfolio of 3rd Party accounts, whilst working to drive the wider High Street Channel plan. It’s also about building strong relationships with our accounts to ensure the reputation of Virgin Media is where it should be. How long have you worked at Virgin Media?...

What does success look like in Sales?

Posted on 1 March 2017 at 12:00 AM by Peter Dickinson

I first started as a Direct Sales representative 20 years ago in January - not the best time of year to start in the North East in my hometown of Hartlepool. My job was to sell our Telephone and TV services to new customers, with Broadband a few years away yet! After working as a “ Door Knocker “ for two years I was thrust into my first management position; this was an incredible opportunity for me to develop my team and deliver the numbers. In all honesty, it was not without its challenge...