Sales Training Courses in Manchester
For businesses based in the North of England – particularly in and around Manchester – we run a variety of our most popular sales training courses at the Crowne Plaza hotel at Manchester Airport. The sales training courses we run in Manchester include our Essential Sales Skills, Telesales & Telemarketing, and Sales Management courses. Our sales courses are suitable for junior and inexperienced salespeople, as well as experienced sales executives who are in need of a refresher course. Engaging, interactive and informative, our Manchester-based sales training courses will provide you and your team with the tools you need to skyrocket your sales conversions.
For experienced sales people looking to increase the value of their key accounts, we offer sales training courses in key account management and sales negotiation. These account management courses are complemented by two other courses held at the same venue: Presentation Skills and Advanced Communication Skills. Our advanced communication skills and presentations skills courses are suitable for salespeople and non-salespeople alike, and are designed to help people improve their public speaking and communication skills.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Manchester
The four-star Crowne Plaza at Manchester Airport is the perfect base from which to explore everything that Manchester has to offer. The hotel is conveniently situated next to Manchester Airport (MAN) terminals 1 and 3. A complimentary shuttle service operates regularly between the airport terminal and hotel; it also connects to Manchester Airport Rail station for fast transportation to the city centre. Bus, train and tram links are all within a seven-minute walk, and the the M56 motorway is just a short drive away.
The excellent transport links are just one of the reasons why the Crowne Plaza is so popular with international travellers and business customers alike. Facilities in the hotel include free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour gym and free parking for all Ontrac course delegates. Dining options include the elegant Sampans Oriental Restaurant for creative Eastern-inspired fare, a comprehensive bar food menu and a traditional restaurant offering further choices including set-menu offers. After-dinner drinks are available in the lobby bar or Callaghans Sports Bar.
The modern and comfortable rooms and suites are decorated in soothing tones, and the Sleep Advantage® programme includes premium bedding, Quiet Zones and guaranteed wake-up calls. A comprehensive selection of breakfast options is also included in the overnight room rate.
If you are planning to stay overnight at the Crowne Plaza, please contact us before making your reservation; we are often able to negotiate a discounted rate for our clients.
The Crowne Plaza hotel has a Sleep Advantage® programme, which includes premium bedding and aromatherapy kits to help you drift off to sleep. Quiet Zones – areas located away from lifts and group bookings and with no housekeeping early in the morning or late at night – will help you sleep soundly. And just in case you sleep too well, the hotel offers a guaranteed wake-up call service to ensure you do not miss your meetings. Getting a good night’s sleep is an important part of any trip – especially when you have a training course the next day – and the Crowne Plaza hotel will help you sleep as peacefully as you do at home.
If you forget something important such as a toothbrush, it can be replaced quickly and with minimum fuss. Complimentary items such as toothpaste, razors, combs, cotton wool, nail files and sewing kits can be sent directly to your room on request.
There are several different types of rooms to choose from, such as double rooms (with and without a sofa bed), twin rooms, family rooms, club-king rooms and executive double rooms. All guest rooms include air conditioning and blackout curtains to help you get a good night’s sleep before your sales training session. Other facilities in the room include free high-speed internet access, a flat-screen with Freeview and some Sky channels, work desk and lamp, direct dial phone and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities
The hotel boasts several comfortable and modern training rooms, all of which have plenty of natural light to help you maintain your focus and concentration. Numerous power access points are located throughout the hotel, and complimentary wireless internet access is included. A dedicated business meeting manager is always on-hand to assist with any additional services that you may require, such as photocopying, printing, scanning and faxing.
The Grill Restaurant
This stylish contemporary restaurant offers a wide choice of modern cuisine in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The comprehensive menu includes a range of freshly prepared starters and main courses including fish, meats and vegetarian options. Specialities such as chateaubriand, pan-fried sea bass, pulled beef and mushroom wellington, and roasted butternut squash risotto are also on the menu. A selection of puddings is also available, such as creme brulee, chocolate tarte with pistachio ice cream, and a selection of cheeses.
Sampans Oriental Restaurant
Under the creative influence of authentic Thai chefs, this restaurant is an oasis of calm and contemporary elegance. The Thai, Malaysian and Chinese-inspired menu features dim sum, tempura options, Thai red and green curries, and many other beautifully presented dishes.
The Hotel Bar is the place to meet after a hard day’s work in the training room! Enjoy the light meals on offer and explore the full range of bottled beers and cocktails, as well as a selection European and New World wines. Open until late, the service is relaxed, professional and friendly.
Callaghans Sports Bar
Callaghans Sports Bar is the perfect place to unwind after your training session. A lively, traditional bar, Callaghans is open until midnight Monday to Saturday, and 6pm on Sunday. Live sport is shown on several screens in the bar, and Callaghans is the perfect place to watch live Premier League football.
Parking is free to all delegates attending an Ontrac Sales Training Course. Just remember to enter your vehicle registration number in the parking meters each day, which are located at Hotel Reception and in the Meeting Room Hub. Guests staying in the hotel also need to register for the duration of their stay.
Location and transport links
The hotel is located in the heart of Manchester Airport adjacent to the Terminal 1 and 3 buildings, and the complimentary shuttle service provides easy access to all terminals and the airport train station. Being so close to the airport terminals means that other public transport links (bus, train and tram) are all located within a seven-minute walk. These services provide quick access to Manchester city centre.
A train journey from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre takes approximately 20 minutes. The trains run every 10 minutes, seven days a week, through train operators TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. You can also travel to just about anywhere in the UK from Manchester Piccadilly.
The M56 motorway is just a short drive from the junction with the M6, and is therefore well connected by road to all parts of England. There is plenty of on-site parking (parking is free for delegates attending courses with Ontrac Training). Central Manchester is also easily reached by car.
Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Manchester Airport, Ringway Road, Manchester M90 3NS
Hotel Reservations: 0161 498 4000
Places of interest
From shopping to sport and museums to theatre, there is a huge variety of places to visit in this, the heart of the North West of England. Explore the history of science and technology at Science and Industry Museum; take a stadium tour of Old Trafford – the home of Manchester United; or view the iconic collection of historic aircraft at the Runway Visitor Park.
The Trafford Centre, on the outskirts of Manchester, offers a wealth of shopping and leisure facilities and is the largest centre of its kind in Europe. Hosting many of the UK’s major department stores and scores of speciality shops, the centre also offers an enormous array of dining and fast food options, and boasts a 20-Screen Megaplex Cinema.
Other attractions nearby include:
- Manchester Arena – concert venue;
- The Bridgwater Hall – international concert venue;
- The Triangle & Printworks – shopping, bars, clubs;
- Manchester City Art Gallery;
- Blue Planet Aquarium;
- Chester Zoo;
- The Lowry Centre – visual and performing arts;
- G Mex & Manchester International Convention Centre;
- Lancashire Country Cricket Club;
- Quarry Bank Mill;
- Tatton Park; and
- Jodrell Bank
As you might expect for a major UK city, Manchester has a vibrant entertainment scene covering art, music, dance, comedy, and theatre. A short walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station for example, are the Manchester Art Gallery, the Royal Exchange Theatre and The Comedy Club, which offer several entertainment options if you decide to spend the night in Manchester.
Whatever you decide to do after attending our sales training at the Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport, you will not be short of choice!