Green-tech head of sales Dean Jackson has been awarded Chartered Manager status after completing the accreditation at Leeds University Business School.
He said, “The course provided the perfect opportunity to learn new things and enhance my existing knowledge. I started it in October 2021, and I have had great support from Green-tech over this time. It was certainly challenging balancing my new head of sales role whilst keeping up with the university work and getting married in the middle of all of it! There were points where it was incredibly stressful, but I do appreciate the support and time I have been able to have away from my desk to focus on the course and make the most of this incredible opportunity.”
In a statement announcing the news, Green-tech said, “Dean is one of several employees to undertake a degree-level apprenticeship. Green-tech took on its first school leaver apprentice in 2015 and continues to offer entry-level apprenticeships. In 2021, the company made a commitment to offer higher educational apprenticeships to its existing workforce, providing offering the opportunity for personal career development. The take-up was good and Dean is the first to complete the qualification in his chosen field.”
Richard Gill, Green-tech sales director, added, “I am incredibly proud of Dean. He joined Green-tech 17 years ago and has quietly and steadily worked his way up to become a key figure in the business. Dean was promoted to head of sales in August 2022 which allowed me to step away from the day-to-day role of managing the sales team and the company’s sales targets and concentrate on exploring new areas and markets to expand the business into. Like everything Dean does, he has committed 100% effort into this course whilst taking on a new role in the business. Becoming a Chartered is an amazing achievement and one that is well deserved. Congratulations and well done Dean.”
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body for management and leaderships, dedicated to improving managers’ skills and growing the number of qualified managers. The Chartered Manager accreditation is designed to equip managers with the professional capability to drive and lead better organisations. CMI claims its research shows Chartered Managers add value to their companies through developing new products or services and improving operational efficiencies, through far higher levels of productivity.