From her recent win of Role Model in The Business Magazine Woman in Business Awards 2016, Nicola Hartland has been selected as a Hampshire Inspire16 Business Awards finalist – ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. This is a thrilling time for Nicola and the team at Xcel Sales, having recently settled into new offices suitable for a growing company, the award nomination is considered a welcome accolade and true to its name the awards will inspire everyone at Xcel Sales.
The annual Inspire Business Awards is in its 11th year and is one the most important local business events. Awards are given in recognition of the 'Most successful local businesses in Hampshire.' It is a not-for-profit event designed 'To promote the success of the region's businesses.'
For Nicola, the award nomination is a great boost to the company’s ambitions. In four short years, Xcel Sales has grown from a fledging sales outsourcing company into a thriving, full-service sales and lead generation powerhouse, generating over £50 million in pipeline deals for clients.
The company is close to achieving a major milestone of £1 million in turnover. But Nicola is certain that Xcel Sales is nowhere near its full potential. Getting the company to this point was no easy feat, however, despite her extensive background in sales. She knows that getting to the next big milestone will be just as, if not more, challenging.