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RSP nominations closed

 18 March 2019     Michael J. Knell 

LONDON, Ontario – A record number of nominations have been received for the 2019 edition of the Retail Sales Professional Awards (RSPA) which are now closed, its organisers have announced. There have also been three new additions to the jury panel.

“Congratulations to the many sales professionals in the home furnishings industry who have been recognised by their peers, associates, and managers as leaders who consistently deliver exceptional sales and service and as a result have been nominated to be a recipient of a 2019 Retail Sales Professional (RSP) Award,” Brad Geddes, president of presenting sponsor Zucora Home said in a statement.

He added there were a significant increase in the number of nominations received for this year’s program, the third annual. Recipients will be announced in early April and will be presented to the industry at this year’s Canadian Home Furnishings Awards gala which is set for the evening of 24 May 2019 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

The jury will select four regional RSPA recipients; one each from Atlantic Canada, Central Canada; the Prairies and the Pacific Region. One will also be recognised as Canada’s National Retail Sales Professional for 2019. All will be profile by Home Goods Online.

Three new judges will join the panel this year. They are David Cohn, national sales director for Zucora Home; John Power, general manager of sales and strategic development for Mega Group; and, Raffaele Laserra, assistant vice president of home furnishings for Cantrex Nationwide. They join Corrie-Ann Knell, HGO director of sales and marketing on the jury.

The RSP Awards presenting sponsor is Zucora Home, the home service plan specialist based in London, Ontario. The supporting sponsors include HGO; the Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance; and, the Canadian Furniture Show.

For tickets to attend the gala, or for more information, contact CHFA president Murray Vaughan by telephone at (905) 678-4678 or by e-mail at [email protected].

“It’s great to see that our industry is so well represented and in such good hands on the sales floor across Canada,” Geddes said.

To learn more about the program, visit its web site at rspawards.com.

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This HGO article was written by:
Michael J. Knell
Michael J. Knell

Michael is the publisher and editor of Home Goods Online. A seasoned business journalist, he has researched and written about the furniture, mattress and major appliance industries in both Canada and the United States for the past three decades.


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