Gordon McAlpine is one of the most confident and entertaining motivational Business speakers, his warm, relaxed style often wins over audiences instantly.
In 1997, Gordon co-founded fast growth technology company Big Hand, where in his role as Sales & Marketing Director, he was frustrated by a lack of support and resources available for executive-level sales directors. Gordon and his business partner eventually sold BigHand in a highly successful MBO in 2006.
Following the successful sale of BigHand, Gordon recognised the need for an executive-level club for ambitious sales leaders from all sizes of organisations and sectors. This, coupled with his passion to help organisations optimise their sales performance, led him to found The Sales Club in 2009. The world’s first cross-sector networking club for sales leaders provides members with inspirational peer-to-peer interaction, and powerful tools & techniques to increase sales effectiveness.
Gordon has an inspirational story to tell about how he became a successful entrepreneur starting BigHand from the living room of a Docklands flat, and without borrowing a penny from the bank, in his role as Sales & Marketing Director grew the business exponentially through a focus on world-class sales performance.
In 2010, Gordon featured in Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire, returning to his hometown of Glasgow to be inspired by local volunteers and make some donations. He believes passionately that successful people and businesses have a moral duty to give something back and make a real difference to others who are less fortunate.