Despite the recession, Perfect Weddings Abroad is on course to more than double its sales for 2010 against 2009, which had been the business’ best year to date. The company has benefited over the last 18 months from couples who have chosen to get married abroad instead of the UK to save money. With the average UK wedding now reported to cost in excess of £20,000; Perfect Weddings Abroad’s average wedding booking per couple is around £7,000 – including the honeymoon, wedding package, legal documents and fees, typical wedding extras (flowers and photography)
The company’s sales team currently stands at 10, with a mix of head office and homeworking agents. The creation of the 20 sales positions will be complimented with an increase in its head office administration and support team at its Staffordshire base. Marketing and Recruitment Director, Danny Waine said “the whole team has worked tremendously hard over the last 18 months building the business, to give us a solid foundation to push on through 2011. We now have the structure in place to grow the sales team and to cope with the increasing demand. There are some exciting technology developments which we’ve been working on with our overseas coordinators and we’re looking to bring it all together under one roof”.
The company currently has a mix of ex-travel agents and former-wedding planners in its sales team and expects this balance to continue to grow. Waine said “we’re looking to develop the team in to specialist destinations and know that people with a wedding planning background can be equally as valuable to us as those with a travel agency background. We’ve been preparing by putting training programs and a company intranet in place to help the team share knowledge and information quickly and efficiently”
Although the company is looking to hear from people from across the UK they have identified a number of key locations in which they’re looking to grow their team, Waine explained “we do a high proportion of web bookings from Wales and Scotland and also along the South Coast of England, so we’d love to increase our team in those areas initially, as well as the North West of England where we’ve so far struggled to recruit. Although the majority of our business comes through our website and facebook page we actively encourage and will support our sales team at local wedding fairs and exhibitions”
For further information, contact:
Danny Waine, Marketing & Recruitment Director, Perfect Weddings Abroad
0844 770 8270 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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