of self-made millionaires failed at least once
I failed once, I don’t want to do it again.
‘A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.’
James N. Watkins
“A superb person to deal with Dale ticks all the boxes as a professional and is a person that can be trusted 100% to deliver on his word”
“Dale is always very professional and passionate about his work.He has worked with us on a number of projects and they have all been completed with great attention to detail. I would not hesitate to recommend Dale.”
“During my time working with Dale, I found him to be very dedicated and tenacious….” “…Dale is always very professional and passionate about his work
- Account Management 85% 85%
- IT & Technology 75% 75%
- Business Management 73% 73%
- Construction Industry 70% 70%
- Financial Industry 70% 70%
- LUA 50% 50%
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Countries and counting
Years sales experience
Million Euros of business generated
Business & Personal Finance
CFA Investment Foundations
(Jan 2017 – Jan 2018)
English Teacher & Writer
(Jul 2016 – Jun 2018)
Working freelance as a English teacher. Teaching one to one and group lessons to advanced & intermediate business students.
(Dec 2014 – Jul 2017)
Covering a large area including the East Midlands, London and Essex managing accounts of varying sizes. My main duties included :
- Building customer relationships and gaining customer commitment
- Finding new business in select areas
- Increase sales from NMBS customers
- Deal with Technical Queries
- Manage bespoke orders
- Assist with marketing projects
- Arrange Rebates for accounts
(Mar 2014 – Jun 2015)
I started Kirkwood Timber in 2013 to supply timber and building products to trades people in the local area. I then started Kirkwood Joinery in 2014 to service the same people with bespoke joinery products such as windows and doors. At the peak I employed 7 members of staff, 1 external sales person, 1 internal sales person/admin person, 2 wood machinists, 1 driver and 2 joiners. The company dealt mainly with hardwoods, construction timbers and timber machining operating a re-saw, planer, spindle moulder, panel saw & sable saw. Sadly the company had to close down due to customer bad debts despite growing at a consistent and sustainable rate.
(Dec 2014 – Jul 2017)
CEO & Partner
Kirkwood Joinery was formed in partnership with a local medium sized joinery business. Kirkwood Joinery enabled Kirkwood Timber to provide high quality, high margin products to customers. The arrangement generated a significant amount of business over the short period of the partnership.
(Apr 2011 – Mar 2014)
During my time at Ridgeons I worked at 2 branches, Newmarket & Peterborough. I looked after about 40 regular spending trade accounts as well as dealing with retail and non -account trade customers. I would take off material quantities from architects drawings and advise customers on simple builds such as decking or small timber outbuildings.