Gordon McAlpine founded The Sales Club in November 2009. He'd previously gained 20 years sales leadership experience with large corporations, including pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca, and also smaller entrepreneurial enterprises. In 1997 he co-founded fast growth technology company BigHand, where in his role as Sales & Marketing Director, he was frustrated by a lack of support and resources available for senior sales leaders.
Following the successful sale of BigHand, Gordon recognised the need for an executive-level club for ambitious sales leaders from all sizes of organisations and sectors. This, coupled with his passion to help organisations optimise their sales performance, led him to found The Sales Club. The world’s first cross-sector networking club for senior sales leaders provides members with inspirational peer-to-peer interaction, and powerful tools & techniques to develop their sales leadership and increase their sales effectiveness. View video clip of Member Testimonials.
In 2010, Gordon featured in Channel 4’s “The Secret Millionaire”, returning to his hometown of Glasgow to be inspired by local volunteers and make some donations. View Secret Millionaire video clip.
In addition to his role as CEO of The Sales Club, Gordon is also available for motivational speaking. He has considerable experience inspiring audiences with his story of how he became a successful entrepreneur, and he's passionate about helping others to achieve their potential too. More details & testimonials.
Our executive, cross-sector networking club provides members with inspirational peer-to-peer interaction and powerful tools and techniques to develop their sales leadership and increase their sales effectiveness:
Our elite members are ambitious sales leaders who have joined to share ideas, compare best practice and be inspired by hand-picked experts. Members come from many sectors, and include:
British Airways, Eurostar, American Express, Dun & Bradstreet, Unilever, Jaguar Land Rover, Toshiba, De Vere & many more...
'The Sales Club is enormously good value for money because if you think about the value of the things we’re selling, if we can sell those just a little bit better through learning from others, you get your pay back in no time.'
Richard Tams, BA Head of Sales & Marketing for UK & Ireland.
As membership is strictly limited, all applications will be reviewed by The Sales Club Membership Committee, with members most likely to be accepted who meet the following criteria:
Individual Annual Membership:
*You must hold one of the following titles or a close equivalent: Sales Director, Sales & Marketing Director, Business Development Director, Commercial Director, VP Sales, Head of Sales, National Sales Manager
In larger corporate organisations there may be more than one sales leader who would benefit from membership of the club. Corporate Membership provides membership for 3 or more named sales leaders within one organisation. For a Corporate Membership package to be approved, each named sales leader must hold management responsibility for a sizeable sales team AND be approved by The Sales Club Membership Committee.
Annual Membership Fees are payable by the successful applicant's organisation for each named member who is successful in their application
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