We provide skilled sales staff to main contractors and specialist sub-contractors within the construction industrY
We only work in the construction market, so we know it well, and are committed to our clients’ success. Our unique strategy means you get dedicated support from a member of our expert sales team from as little as one day a week. Because we’re part of your team, but not on your payroll, we can help you keep costs to a minimum while maintaining high sales standards.
Contractors Marketing Services (CMS) is the culmination of a lifetime working in business development for the construction market - our service today is built on the successful methodology developed over the years by David Crick, our Managing Director.
A brief history…
In 1972 David joined a small company called Contract Leads - they used to publish planning leads in hard copy. From 1982 they began to run seminars across the country to demonstrate how to use their leads effectively - the highlight of which was a live calling demonstration undertaken by David. This formative experience gave birth to the methodology that would later evolve into the CMS way.
Because we’re part of your team, but not on your payroll, we can help you keep costs to a minimum while maintaining high sales standards.
After leaving Contract Leads in the late 1980s, David and a colleague toured the USA running similar seminars with calling demonstrations. From 1990 David began to work in a freelance capacity, offering clients three or four days a month of dedicated sales and business development. His expertise led to a number of speaking and teaching engagements including the University of Leeds and a construction expo at the O2.
Contractors Marketing Services Ltd was incorporated in 2011 after David's freelance business grew beyond his own capacity and informal relationships with other freelance Business Development Managers began to develop. The systems and methodology David had developed over the years were documented and formulated and the company continued to grow.
In 2016 the company embarked on the next phase of its development with the award of Chartered Building Consultancy status from the CIOB. This was accompanied by an expansion in the company at Director and Senior Manager level, giving CMS the professional structure it needed to take its proven methodology on into the future. We are now proud to be a growing and dynamic company offering skilled Business Development expertise on a part-time basis to companies across the construction industry.