RETAIL SALES PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

ABOUT THE RSP's

The RSP Awards celebrate the outstanding achievement of sales professionals throughout Canada’s home furnishings industry. In addition to sales success, the RSP Awards are driven by peer-recognized achievement for delivering customer excellence by going “above and beyond”.

RSP Award recipients are recognized during the annual Canadian Home Furnishings Awards Gala held just prior to the opening of the Canadian Furniture Show in Toronto, Ontario. RSP Award Recipients are selected from an open nomination process on the advice and recommendation of a panel of industry professionals.

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The Awards

NOMINATIONS / FINALISTS

Do you know someone who should be recognized for his or her accomplishments?

Submit your nomination(s) for consideration by our home furnishings industry panel. Five recipients will be selected from nominations received - one from each region of Canada.

In addition, one individual will also be selected from the five recipients to receive the industry’s prestigious National Home Furnishing Retail Sales Professional Award.

What do Recipients Receive?

Selected recipients will receive an all-expense paid trip (round-trip travel, accommodation and meals) to Toronto. Recipients are formally recognized and will receive their RSP Award during the Canadian Home Furnishings Gala (May 25).

Recipients will also be celebrated and invited to attend the Canadian Furniture Show (May 26 – 28). Recipients will be profiled together with their personal success stories published by Home Goods Online.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for nomination must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Actively employed as a sales associate or sales manager in the retail sale of home furnishing products (furniture; appliances; electronics; bedding and related products) in Canada.
  • Minimum 3 years of direct sales experience with consumers.
  • Consistently meets or exceeds performance goals as confirmed by the Candidate’s employer.
  • Demonstrates customer-focused approach with supported documentation.
  • Mentors and assists other sales professionals as recognize by their peers.
  • Candidate must be aware of the nomination and be willing to be considered for nomination, and if selected, be available to attend the Canadian Home Furnishings Awards Gala event to be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. (Transportation and accommodation to be provided.)
"We're working to support sales associates in the furniture industry. Now we can recognize individuals whose hard efforts are making significant contributions by serving consumers."

PRESENTING SPONSOR

 

Zucora
Canada’s leading home furnishing protection company.

COMMUNICATIONS SPONSOR

Home Goods Online
The nation’s source for home furnishings industry news and information.

EVENT SPONSOR

Canadian Home Furniture Association
Representing home furnishing manufacturers,importers and distributors.

SHOW SPONSOR

Canadian Furniture Show
May 26 - 28, 2017
The International Centre, Toronto

How to become a sponsor

Do you want to inspire excellence in home furnishing sales? We invite you to join other industry leaders by recognizing the importance and value of exceptional sales performance by becoming an RSP Awards sponsor.

As a participant in the home furnishings industry, you’re invited to have your company recognized as a sponsor of the RSP Awards. Contact us for more details.

MEET THE PANEL

Mark Geddes

MARK GEDDES

National Director, Corporate Sales Training, Zucora. Mark leads Zucora’s coaching team to help retailers achieve high standards of performance.

Corrie-Ann Knell

CORRIE-ANN KNELL

Director of Sales & Marketing, Home Goods Online. Corrie-Ann develops marketing programs to assist industry suppliers in sharing their product messages throughout Canada.

Pat Kelly

Pat Kelly

Asst. VP Home Furnishings, Cantrex Nationwide. With more than 40 years industry experience, Pat is responsible for product and marketing programs for CNW dealers across Canada.

Brad Geddes - Zucora, Inc.
As the RSP Awards presenting sponsor, Zucora is proud to play a role in the encouragement and development of today’s sales leaders throughout the home furnishings industry. When sales professionals go ‘above-and-beyond’ they set themselves and their businesses apart from the competition. By delivering an exceptional customer experience, sales professionals ensure that manufacturers, suppliers and retailers can all benefit by helping to grow our industry.
Brad Geddes, Zucora Inc.

Brad Geddes, President & CEO
Zucora, Inc.

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