Having left the Exeter Chiefs to join sales and marketing agency Smithkin Baker, Chris Bentley will be heading up support for Air Marketing in the new role of Client Relationship Director.
Chris is well known within the City after being part of the Exeter Chiefs, playing seven seasons and 125 senior games for the club. After retiring from the game, Chris transitioned into corporate life and fronted sales at the club through six seasons of continual growth. Having made the move to his own agency, Chris is looking forward to helping take Air through it’s next stage of growth.
Air Marketing Group is an outsourced business development agency specialising in B2B telemarketing and lead generation. Launching in Exeter in March 2016 they have grown exponentially, from a start-up to a team of 35 people. Behind this success lies their competitive nature and the delivery of outstanding results for clients; but also having firm company values
such as their relentless positivity, and attitude to ‘saying yes’ and ‘finding a way’.
After a chance meeting, Owen Richards, (Managing Director of Air) and Chris knew that they wanted to find a way to work together. And so, this role was born. As Client Relationship Director, Chris will be helping Air to grow their market share and continue their rapid expansion. Chris will be helping businesses to implement a successful growth strategy, build their sales pipelines and shape an Air solution to fit their business development needs. As a face for the brand, Chris will most likely be seen at events representing Air locally too.
This partnership represents a huge step for Air Marketing Group and they are excited about the opportunities that this venture could bring.
Quote from Chris.
“I was bowled over by Owen’s passion for Air and the blueprint he has for the business. Over the course of the last few months we’ve had a fair few discussions about how we could help enhance and further build on his fantastic brand. I’m confident we’re there and can’t wait to get cracking!’
Quote from Owen.
“We’re delighted to have Chris join team ‘Air’. Chris is a well-known community face and he shares our drive and passion for all things sales. The ambitious nature of this partnership is one that excites us all.”