An ordinary guy from The South Wales Valleys, where hard working men lost their jobs, some lost their lives and most lost their livelihoods.
The mines closed and communities faced the abyss, but people never lost sight of their values, their self-worth, or their resilience and spirit to survive and move forward despite the heartache, uncertainty and upheaval that life can present. Laurence grew up in a tough mining community and what he witnessed in that moment in time defined his personality and changed the way he lived his life.
The message and lesson – “Make the most of your situation, enjoy the moment and take risks, as you never know what the future holds. Never give up on your dreams and ambitions despite adversity and focus on your passion and beliefs, whatever the costs may be.”
So Who is Laurence Winmill?
He’s a hard working businessman who understands the challenges facing any budding entrepreneur or business owner trying to make themselves a success in a very challenging and uncertain marketplace.
Currently working with an LCV market leader as Chief Executive, Laurence is in a prime position to exercise his entrepreneurial spirit and drive. He brings over 20 years of leading industry experience in performance processes, P&L oversight and marketing to the role as well as his expertise as a facilitator and builder of successful management and market identification.
Laurence’s expertise also includes resolving multiple and complex (sales, human resources and operational) issues. Problem solving knowledge that he is using to motivate staff to peak performance and broaden success in strategic positioning for commercial vehicles, digital communications, publishing and hospitality. You can’t doubt Laurence’s flair for being a people person, manager and risk taker. His personal and professional experiences have given him the qualities and skill sets he needs to advise fellow individuals and organisations on entrepreneurship, motivating people and teams, presenting, facilitating, managing and anything that drives sales and business development – critical factors that are essential to how people do business.
Laurence is no stranger to speaking from the heart, he penned his book Live Your Life, a guide to personal and business success. As part of his authentically unique service, you can garner the best advice built on core principles and real world experiences. Find genuine support with selling, client liaison and all the factors that need to be juggled to run a small business – from the highs of the people, management and finances to the lows of the risks and what to do when it all goes wrong – all laced with great stories and lessons learned from his career in the corporate world of publishing and medical sales, and indeed his own business ventures.
Excellent first day of a 2 Day seminar kicked off with Laurence Winmill‘s insightful knowledge on Sales and Marketing and how the two go hand in hand to ensure customer satisfaction – Lauren Taylor – Marketing Director – King’s Group
It was a real pleasure to meet you and I’d like to thank you for all the hard work and thought you so clearly injected into the training day – I am going to share your contact details with our Head of Training, as I suspect there are various other events where your sales and branding knowledge can be utilized – and as I say, always great to have things said by a third party!!
One thing I was really pleased with particularly was the fact that the teams have been able to identify themselves where they need to improve – these are things which have been apparent to me for some time, but it needed them to come to the realization on their own, and make the commitment to change in order to really do something about it – and give them the will / want and tools to go about it!
Thank you again for being so supportive, I look forward to working with you again in the future.