Suzanne Bartholomew

Suzanne Bartholomew

Sales Professional


Self-motivated * ambitious * assertive * confident * consistent * competitive * dedicated * determined * excellent communication and negotiating skills * multi-tasker * organised * objection handler * people skills  *proactive * team player * hard worker  *good sound computer knowledge


  • Proven high target achiever  - BBA, QBA and ATA achiever incl top rep, top internet, top team

  • 4 internal promotions from rookie to Senior Account Manager

  • 4 year consistency award

  • 100% ClubLeader of region in multi product portfolio sales  

  • Sold £150,000 property off plan over phone 

  • Increased account from £1,000 to £13,000 * Sold 9 new accounts in 1 week for target of 3 

  • Secured contract with Wealden District Council for cavity wall and loft insulation under government grants
  • 4 years spent working and living abroad

  • Won trip to New York for multiproduct sales

Education & Qualifications

1977 - 1982 Hugh Christie Secondary School  Tonbridge  Kent

CSE Passes - English Literature, Maths, Human Biology, Home Economics & French

O LEVEL Passes -  English Language & Literature,  Social Economics,  History

1982 - 1984West Kent College of Further Education 

General Secretarial Studies Certificate including RSA Stage 1 & II Typing and audio with distinction

1983 - West Kent College of Further Education

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Background to Business, Office Practice, Secretarial Skills Shorthand, Secretarial Skills Audio Typewriting - Distinction

2000 West Kent College of Adult Education

City & Guilds Information Technology in Wordprocessing 1, Database Methods 1, Spreadsheet Methods 1

City & Guilds Information Technology Computer Applications A Level 1 Vocational Qualifications

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

Office Manager

Maidstone Scaffolding Limited

General office duties including typing quotes, invoices, filing, stationary orders, stock control, accreditations, health and safety documentation.  Dealing with clients and staff.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014

Territory Sales Consultant

Rentokil Initial Washroom Solutions

Managing existing accounts and generating new customers from own lead sourcing in a competitive environment whilst over achieving targets.  Arranging meetings with clients, cold calling, and providing solutions to increase customer growth through a wide range of  products.   Presenting solutions for business owners in order to reduce carbon footprint, energy and water saving measures, bacteria control, floorcare solutions.  Dealing with all sizes of businesses such as restaurants, shops, bars, department stores, schools, colleges, office buildings. A fair amount of admin and computer work involved,  Following up on client queries and liaising with intercompany departments.  Working with out divisions to actively engage clients in other services offered.

Mar 2010 - Jul 2011

Business Development Manager

Cosywall Insulation, Pembury

The main business strategy to maximise on new business to increase company growth and profitability.  To market the company within a highly competitive insulation industry under government funding to residential and commercial clients.  Responsible for sourcing my own data and leads, a mixture of telesales, field sales and door to door canvassing.  A fair amount of administration, computer database and reports was also involved with this post.

May 2006 - Dec 2009

Sales Office Manager

Landmark Estates, North Cyprus

Residential sales and lettings of property and land.  Client viewings, marketing products, photography and production of property and land particulars.  Website updates.  Direct contact with clients telephone and email.  80% of clients from UK.  Managing 1 member of staff.  Face to face liaison and negotiation with vendors and purchasers.  Contact also with solicitors and swearing documentation.  Negotiation with other agents for properties.

Aug 2001 - Apr 2006

Senior Account Manager

Thomson Directories Ltd

Field sales managing accounts for renewal and new business in a highly competitive target driven environment inhouse and externally.  Presenting a portfolio in directory advertising products including print and on-line in order to maximise on account growth, client retention, increase and new business targets.  Targets were made up of many individual indices frequently such as daily, weekly, monthly, new business numbers, account growth, increase, etc.  Proven consistent high performance achievements with outstanding recognition and awards. 

Previous Employment

• 1995-2001 Company Secretary (business owner) - Builders Direct, Biddenden

• 1988-1995 Personal Secretary to Partner - Nabarros Solicitors, London

• 1986-1988 Legal Secretary to Legal Executive - Brachers Solicitors, Maidstone

• 1985-1986 Secretary to Contracts Department - Wallace & Tiernan Ltd, Tonbridge

• 1983-1985 Senior Audio Secretary - Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

• 1980-1983 Shop Assistant - Hadlow Newsagents (part-time during college)

Knowledge & Training

MS Office, Excel, Database, Word, Outlook Express, Powerpoint, All Google applications, Advantage Blue, Macbook (can adapt to most applications and fast learner)

Inhouse and external training - people skills, sales steps, senior account management training, time management and leadership Group - Numerous certificated sales achievement awards and trophies.

Committee member of BEST raising funds for the village of Biddenden - advertising sales, designing adverts and production of programme and event organisation including annual fireworks display and street fairs.