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Tree Group grows in Leamington

A Warwickshire company’s fresh sales perspective and five decades of experience is being brought to firms in the automotive and motorsports industry.

The Tree Group, which is firmly rooted in Leamington, provides outsourced sales to companies, bringing a creative approach to spotting new opportunities which has led to growth just a year since it was started.

The brainchild of Steve Smith and James Walters, who collectively have 50 years’ experience working for leading firms, they decided to join forces and branch out together last year.

The company has been given support and mentoring advice since it began back in April 2016 from the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme.

“We offer businesses the chance to tap into an experienced sales team and add to their ranks on a subscription basis,” said Steve.

“Working with the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has proven to be incredibly useful.

“Between James and I we have a lot of experience within the world of sales, but the Chamber was able to offer advice and support in starting a business and pushing it forward.”

The Tree group is made up of five team members including Steve and James, the others are Laura Hayward, Charlotte Simpson and Georgia McLaren.

Charlotte and Georgia were part of an expansion of the team after Steve and James decided to invest in apprentices.

James added: “We are a small team, but we are dedicated to working for the best of all of our partners and offer a unique perspective catering for individual business’s needs.

“We can see real value in investing in apprentices and passing on the knowledge and skills that they we have to offer.”

The Tree Group was given mentoreing and offered support by Martyne Manning from the Chamber.

“It is this kind of outsourcing service that The Tree Group is providing that offers something new and dynamic to businesses,” said Martyne.

“It is firms like this that are bringing something new to an industry that the Chamber of Commerce and the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme can help.

“I am also pleased that Steve and James took on apprentices, this is something that the Chamber has been encouraging more businesses to do over many years.

“It’s a chance to invest in people and build up their skills and understanding, offering real experiences of different industries.

“We will continue to offer Steve and James as much support as we can, and we hope that they continue to grow and progress.”

The Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, in partnership with Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council and the District and Borough Councils.