AMP continues to expand
UK: AMP, one of the UK’s longest established and successful independent air conditioning distributors, is expanding its sales team to support continued growth.
The Toshiba distributor has taken on three new area sales engineers, Andy Coleman, Andy Wilks and Rob Woods, increasing its sales team to 15 external and five internal staff. The company’s recruitment drive is ongoing, to support strong year-on-year growth.
“The new appointments significantly extend the company’s ability to support existing and new customers,” commented AMP director Polly McConachie. “We put huge store on the quality of our sales team and the excellence of the service they provide.”
Collectively, the expanded team has 130 years’ experience with AMP, and nearly 500 years in the industry.
Martin Michaelson, AMP co-founder and fellow director, added: “It is hard to exaggerate the importance of team work and experience. Many of our people have been in the industry since its infancy, and have grown up with it.”
He adds: “The positive and supportive environment at AMP has helped produce some of the longest-serving and knowledgeable sales people in the industry.”
He cites the examples of Rachel Wales, who has been with the company for 22-years, and Paul Court and Sean Puckle, each with 21-years’ service.
AMP was established by Polly McConachie and Martin Michaelson in 1989, and currently celebrating its Silver Jubilee. The company is planning a series of industry and customer events to mark the achievement of this milestone, spanning the year.
Since being established, it has grown to become a £17m turnover business, specialising in high efficiency, premium brand air conditioning. The full AMP team is now 41-strong, with headquarters at Welwyn Garden City and branches in the Midlands and Bristol.
AMP puts great emphasis on staff training, with product workshops and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) training held in-house. It also organises tailored sales training for team members, based on individual requirements.
Staff are also supported and encouraged to study for NVQ qualifications in management and customer care training.