Karen Preater

Karen Preater

Enablement Manager (Business Development)

Rhyl, Denbighshire, United Kingdom (Llandudno, United Kingdom)
Broadcast Media

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Karen Preater's Overview

  • SKY Enablement Manager (BDE) at Sky
  • Mossley Hollins High School
  • Prestatyn High School '92

500+ connections


Karen Preater's Summary

Accomplished sales professional possessing a wealth of sales management experience and a proven ability of successful sales and business development, consistently achieving significant year-on-year sales targets and growth. Accomplished in training and motivating other team members to provide a high level of customer service. Believing that good team leadership and a hands-on approach to management brings increased standards and profits. Excellent organizational and administration skills, with experience in dealing with customers and high level workloads within strict deadlines.


Advertising and Management
Direct Sales
Field Sales

Karen Preater's Experience

SKY Enablement Manager (BDE)


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BSY; Broadcast Media industry

May 2014Present (5 months) north wales

Working with one of just five Approved Sky Homes Agents in the UK I Liaise with Management Agents to promote the SKY Enablement Program for communal TV systems, arrange site surveys, co-ordinate engineers, agree contracts, gather portfolios, liaise with management and senior management. Achieve and exceed a range of targets.

Account Manager Hibu (UK) Plc

Hibu (UK) Plc

Marketing and Advertising industry

January 2012April 2014 (2 years 4 months) north wales, chester, stoke

Account management and new business acquisition covering Chester/North Wales and Stoke. Yellow Pages, Yell.com, Websites, Video Marketing, Display Advertising & PPC Search Marketing

Digital Media Manager - Excel Digital

Excel Publishing Ltd

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

June 2011January 2012 (8 months) Manchester, United Kingdom

Digital Media Manager, manage Email Marketing, Websites, Ezines and Newsletters, business to business.


Positive Media (North Wales)

March 2011January 2012 (11 months) north wales

Freelance consultancy on digital marketing, social media and SEO.

Owner Operator

Motorkwik.com Ltd

July 2010March 2011 (9 months)

Independent Franchisee. Develop sales within the North Wales Territory. Liaising B2B at management level. Making sales within a male dominated market with a brand new product in a tough sales area.

Telesales Manager - Coastal Group

NWN Media Ltd

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

September 2009July 2010 (11 months)

To drive the telesales team to achieve set targets and adhere to strict deadlines, the team consists of 8 telesales each with individual targets forming a group target
Co-ordinate the classified sections of four coastal newspapers
Co-ordinate special projects and ensure they meet targets
Help the team with leads and sales calls
Take all inbound calls for Public/Legal Notices for publication across the coast
Generate additional revenue to ensure targets are met (through selling additional advertising - hands on)
Personal call volume for hands on selling varies per project, approx 40 - 50 per day
To ensure team members achieve a high volume of logged calls per day depending on project
Deal with customer queries, and maintain a high standard of customer service
Deal with advertising agencies and cross sell into other titles in our group
Plan upcoming features for the four coastal titles
Set individual targets for the team to ensure group target is achieved
Set budgets and finalize commissions
Staff appraisals, disciplinary procedures if necessary
Liaise with Senior Management about upcoming projects and feature plans
Assist other departments as per needs of the business

Authorised Distrubutor

The Utility Warehouse Discount Club

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; 1; Utilities industry

August 2009July 2010 (1 year)

Saving YOU money on your utilities, join the club.

Independent Sales Consultant

FM Cosmetics UK Ltd

Self-Employed; 10,001+ employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

June 2009May 2010 (1 year)

Selling High quality perfumes, aftershaves and mineral make up. Looking for distributors and team leaders in the UK.

Field Sales

NWN Media

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

January 2009April 2009 (4 months)

(To cover staff shortage)
Build a good customer relationship with existing clients
Achieve personal monthly targets (£10K) within strict deadlines
Bring in new regular business (which are still using the paper to date)
To promote and sell into other titles within our group
Finding leads from various sources and cold calling
Working with colleagues on Team projects
Take inbound calls and advise on best advertising strategy
Ratio of Face to Face calls and Telesales 60/40
Assist other departments as per needs of the business

Maternity Leave

Learning Support Worker

Denbighshire County Council

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry

September 2006July 2007 (11 months)

Support high school aged children who have learning difficulties and/or behavior problems
Keep accurate records and attend review meetings
Liaise with Senior Management about confidential matters

Sales Consultant

Clunk Click Ltd

March 2006September 2006 (7 months)

Bring in new business both through hot leads and cold calling
Maintain a high number of outbound calls
Advise clients on the best products for their business
Seek/Recruit other IT companies to resell our product B2B
Maintain high standards of customer service
Ensure all client information is accurately logged on the database
Work closely with other team members and IT support
Take inbound calls and advise client on best solution for their needs (personal use or business)

Classified Supervisor

NWN Media

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

January 2004March 2006 (2 years 3 months)

Lead the classified team to achieve targets
Achieve personal targets within agreed deadlines
Liaise with the Advertising Manager
Get new business from cold call canvassing from other media
Maintain existing client accounts
Take inbound calls from prospective clients
Assist implementation of new computer systems and train team members to use them
Sell special projects to agreed targets (£5K)

Self Employed

Female Associates

July 2002January 2004 (1 year 7 months)

Ladies fashion. Retailing brands such as Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, Sasperilla, InWear and Elle. Employed 3 staff.
All shop management including PAYE, accounts and VAT.

Karen Preater's Courses

  • Prestatyn High School '92

  • Independent Coursework

    • NVQ2 Administration
    • ISTC Yell Group Sales Training

Karen Preater's Skills & Expertise

  1. Sales Management
  2. Sales Support
  3. Social Media Marketing
  4. Digital Media Sales
  5. Advertising Management
  6. Team Leadership
  7. Staff Development
  8. Staff Mentoring
  9. Sales
  10. Sales Operations
  11. B2B
  12. Recruiting
  13. Negotiation
  14. New Business Development
  15. Online Marketing
  16. Email Marketing
  17. Event Management
  18. Public Relations
  19. Leadership
  20. Management
  21. Business Planning
  22. Coaching
  23. Business Development
  24. Social Networking
  25. Selling
  26. Advertising
  27. Direct Sales
  28. Marketing
  29. Training
  30. SEO
  31. Digital Media
  32. Cold Calling
  33. Online Advertising
  34. Retail
  35. Account Management

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Karen Preater's Education

Mossley Hollins High School

Prestatyn High School '92

English Language B
Maths B
Double Award Science C/C
NVQ Level 2 - Administration

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