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D2N2 Digital Skills Academy

Free training and support to learn digital skills that will harness your potential.

Core Sales Skills Workshop

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub
Venue: Mansfield i-Centre, Oakham Business Park, Hamilton Way, Mansfield NG18 5BR
Date: Tuesday 18th June, 2019
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Cost: Free

This workshop is delivered in partnership between D2N2 Growth Hub and Oxford Innovation. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Join Sales expert Karen Cureton for this interactive workshop on everything you need to know in making a sale.

Topics covered will include:

  • How to position a sale

  • How to look for buying signals

  • When to ask for the business

  • How and when to follow up

  • Make sure you don’t miss a sale again

  • Understand the language to use to get results

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to small and medium-sized businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.


9am - 9.30am: Arrival, tea and coffee and networking

9.30am: Introduction to D2N2 Growth Hub

9.40am: Workshop presentation, Karen Cureton

10.45am: Tea and Coffee break

11am: Workshop presentation, Karen Cureton

12 noon: Finish

About the Speaker: Karen Cureton, Director, Cureton Consulting

Karen has a strong sales background with over twenty-five years both in retail and business. Her corporate career peaked with a role as a Sales Director for a national Housebuilder. However, being a Sales Director didn’t fit with being a mum so left corporate world in 2008 to set up her Sales and Social Media Consultancy based near East Midlands Airport.

Core services

The business now has two specific arms which cover sales training and social media, within that specifically:

o Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn training

o Social Media Management

o Social Media Strategy and planning

o Social Media coaching

o Sales Training

Karen now works with SME’s and on occasion larger companies offering the above services for their teams to build their skills in these areas. She is proud to have a high client retention rate and most of her clients come through referral.


The support provided by D2N2 Growth Hub 2019-2022 is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund, therefore we are required to evdience that you are a small to medium sized enterprise.

Prior to attending a D2N2 Growth Hub event, or contact with a D2N2 Growth Hub Adviser, you will need to submit the attached form providing details of your business.

Please print the form, complete all areas, sign in ink, scan and return by email to with Growth Hub 2019-22 enrolment form in the subject line.

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