PARIS, FRANCE and SINGAPORE – Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Innovation in Human Resource Management, Planning and Practice category in the seventh annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.
This award recognizes Air Liquide’s sales transformation journey, designed and delivered together with BTS. Through a series of tools, workshops and on-the job application, the journey launched Air Liquide’s transformation to a customer centric strategy and helped the salesforce develop ‘core commercial skills’.
Alexandre Tremblot, Vice President, Group Commercial Excellence at Air Liquide shares, “It is an incredible honor to the group and our people to be recognized for this award. We have come a long way in our transformation journey and are honored to partner with BTS to execute upon our customer-centric strategy.” M. Tremblot adds, “This would not have been possible without the inventiveness of our people and the group’s commitment to their development.”
The program received significant results, driving incremental increases in revenue and conversion rates over a period of seven months. The journey’s key success factors include localization of the project, appealing and effective learning methods, and complete results assurance process. Participants practiced new behaviors actions with real customers and utilized digital tools to extend the program beyond the classroom.
“This award, that has been made possible by the incredible dedication of our team, is the result of a long journey that started from a simple project. It has grown to involve all regions within BTS, brought together with a broad, dedicated and motivated team,” says Kyriacos Fyrillas, Vice President and Head of Sales Practice Europe at BTS.
“We are proud to be part of Air Liquide’s transformative journey,” shares Debbie Chou, Regional Head of Sales and Marketing Practice at BTS Asia. Patrick Fei, Executive Vice President and Asia Managing Director at BTS, adds, “Recognition for this award in Innovation is a strong testament to our partnership with Air Liquide, together we created measurable results for the business.”
About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Find the list of winners here.