TalkTalk Business’s Director of Carrier and SI, Ruth Kennedy, has been named Sales Director of the Year at the annual British Excellence in Sales and Management Awards (BESMA) run by the Institute of Sales Management.
Currently leader of a team of sales professionals across voice and data, Kennedy has been at TalkTalk Business for more than eight years. She is a mentor to TalkTalk employees and an external mentor for the 30% club, which aims to help women progress into senior roles.
She recently became a trustee for Green Corridor, which supports young adults with SENCO needs, and is Co-Chair of Governors at Long Ditton St Mary’s C of E Junior School.
She said: “I am overjoyed to win the Sales Director of the Year Award. To be recognised by such a respectable body as the Institute of Sales Management is wonderful. I’m so proud of my team (the TalkTalk Business Carrier team) for being nominated in the Best Wholesale Sales Team of the Year category, as they all work exceptionally hard and we wouldn’t have the same success without them.”