Aarsleff Ground Engineering, one of the UK’s leading foundation contractors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Turner as Business Development Manager, covering the Northern Region & Scotland.
Reporting to the Head of Pre-Construction, Jane will represent the Aarsleff Brand in the Northern area & Scotland as well as develop its market position by building key customer relationships, identifying business opportunities and negotiating and closing business deals. Janes appointment brings Aarsleff closer to its customers, servicing better their needs as well as being in an enhanced position to provide the support with the growing number of Northern projects Aarsleff is securing.
BA Business Studies
Tell us about your background before joining Aarsleff?
I was born in Tynemouth, now living in Northumberland, after spending time living abroad in Italy.
Began my sales career as a trainee selling fax machines, when companies still used telex, in Trafford Park which is a good grounding for a successful sales career.
In Italy, I sold vegetables for a grower and supplier in Le Marche. Radicchio and fennel which I detested eating initially. Love them now!
The past few years have been spent working in the construction sector selling glass to window manufacturers, and a specialist commercial roofing treatment for metal clad and asbestos substrates. Where other ladies might go shopping in Intu Metrocentre, I could often be found on the roof, inspecting remedial works! Or on the roof of a Next Retail store, signing off a completed job, following treatment of cut edge corrosion.
Where other ladies might go shopping in Intu Metrocentre, I could often be found on the roof, inspecting remedial works! Or on the roof of a Next Retail store, signing off a completed job, following treatment of cut edge corrosion.
What are you looking forward to in working for Aarsleff?
I get satisfaction from sourcing new business and I look forward to working with the specialists and future clients on new projects across the North and Scotland.
Why is business development so important to a business?
Without Business Development, businesses would not grow, change and perhaps even diverge. Business Development should be finding potential new clients, meeting people, to work in partnership. And in establishing and building on relationships, thereby create new avenues of business streams, and be aware of upcoming projects.