Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Newcastle

There are HUGE benefits available to SMEs as part of membership of the Federation of Small Businesses As an ambassador of the FSB, I encourage every business to join the “club”. As a “not for profit” organisation, membership costs are not prohibitive (yearly fees start at just (£180!). Some of the many benefits include: Free[…]


Time Management in Newcastle

HALF DAY TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP IN GOSFORTH… Invest in a half a day of coaching and discussion around Time Management for you and/or your people; you will see a great return on your investment immediately… By the end of the session, you will be better able to prioritise what is urgent and/or important or, critically,[…]


Sales Training Courses in Newcastle

Being persuasive matters… A basic understanding of how people like to buy is a key attribute of all people in all businesses. Face it, we all sell something. A product, a service or even ideas to fellow members of our teams or our employees. The phrase “what’s in it for me” is like a red-thread[…]

Increase sales through Sail away Coaching

Half Day Business Courses from £250 for up to 5 People

Half Day Business Courses with FULL Impact! Half Day sessions at just £250 for up to 5 people   Award Winning International Executive Sales & Management Development Coach providing inspirational coaching for aspirational people and businesses…. usually in half day sessions! I have worked across the world with companies in Belize, Guyana, Trinidad, Finland and[…]

National & International Sales Coach

Nick Gilroy – Business Coach Nick is a multi-award winning Sales Coach & Management Trainer who has been successful in Sales & Sales Management for over 30 years. As a retail manager with a leading high street chain, his stores achieved Branch of the Year status as a result of first class staff development and[…]

Wonderful Feedback!

Letter of Recommendation To whom It May Concern Nick Gilroy On October 2016 I hired Mr. Nick Gilroy to help me establish FirstView in UK markets. It was a huge task to enter new market, where fierce competition already existed. We were able successfully build a network of FirstView resellers and partners within one year.[…]

Sales coaching in Guyana!

The team I was working with last week in (beautiful) Guyana were amongst the friendliest and talented I have had the pleasure of coaching. We walked all the way through the sales process and touched on additional skills such as being more commercially aware, managing workload, diary & time management. Sales is sales; the world[…]

10 Quick ways (among countless others!) to boost sales!

Not an exhaustive list… I don’t claim to be a world authority on all sectors of business. However, I do claim to know about how to focus people on short-term goals and how to remind people of things they have done before that have worked to produce a quick upturn in sales (regardless of sector!)[…]


Sales Training in Newcastle upon Tyne

From basic selling skills right through to executive level sales coaching and refresher modules, Sail Away Coaching have a sales training intervention that is suitable for you and your business. Recently we have been working one to one with the CEO of a charity, influencing attitudes to “cross selling” in a law firm, perfecting an[…]

5 Qualities of Great Managers of People

There are very few words in the English language that don’t include a vowel. Vowels are the red-thread across the lexicon; when, occasionally, we see a word that does not include a vowel, it stands out like a sore thumb (great marketing tip, by the way!)! It looks at odds with its playmates; it looks[…]

The Power of “We”!!

The sporting success story of the year just has to be the achievements of Leicester City?! Time and again, especially earlier in the season, pundits were forecasting that their bubble would burst; that they should enjoy their success while they can; that they will be found out by the bigger, richer and historically successful clubs![…]

Two of the most powerful words that Managers should use regularly….

In my early career as a manager of people, there were times that I was fully aware that I was being paid purely in “lip-service” by members of my team. Especially when I was seeking to gain an accurate forecast on what they would achieve during a sales month, period, quarter etc. Time and again,[…]

Does Management Training work?

Blimey! What a question! Especially coming from a management trainer! When I first became a Manager-of-People, promoted before my time and distinctly moist behind the ears, I depended on my own view of what a good manager looked and sounded like. The company I was with gave me a “free-hand” in my own “development” –[…]