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News - 10 May 2006

Do you work in sales,have a desire to win & want to put Brighton & Hove on the map?

Hard Sell, a new factual daytime series for BBC1 pitches two teams of two salespeople, head to head to outwit and out-sell each other in a race which tests their energy, initiative and sheer will to win and they are looking for teams who come from Brighton or the surrounding area.

Each team will be given one of two suitcases containing a number of items of similar value, with at least one or two items with some connection to the city. They will then have a day to sell the contents in the city centre and the winners are the team which makes the most money on the day. They get to keep the money they make and the other team's profits too!

BBC Research Cathy Clarke is looking for confident, lively, chatty and competitive people who work in sales with a good sense of fun and the desire to win.  She hopes that the teams will be able to draw from their local knowledge and their professional expertise to find the best selling market for their items (i.e. there will be some selling on the street and some in more specialist locations).

They hope to interview potential teams over the phone as soon as possible and meet with them for half an hour (can be after work hours) in the next few weeks.

If you're interested in applying as a team, please contact Cathy on 0117 9746977 or Tom on 0117 974 6672.


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