Hugh Lawson is a powerhouse in the sales world, with an unrelenting drive to succeed and a proven track record of success as the Head of Business Development at EHN Canada. In 2023, Hugh Lawson was awarded the Sales Division of the Year at the Obsidi by BPTN Awards presented by BMO.
As one of EHN Canada’s most experienced sales professionals, Hugh Lawson has spearheaded countless successful initiatives that have propelled the organization to success. From developing and implementing a comprehensive Sales Training Program to creating targeted marketing campaigns, Hugh Lawson’s expertise has enabled EHN Canada to dominate the industry.
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Meet Hugh Lawson: Sales Leader Extraordinaire
With over twenty years of business development and sales leadership experience, Hugh has mastered leading and implementing national teams and strategies for organizational growth.
Before Hugh joined EHN Canada, he was the Director of Business Development for Staples Promotional Products, where he led global strategic teams for competitive intelligence, new business prospecting, and business enhancement initiatives. Under his leadership, the division experienced impressive growth, doubling the roster of new “Focus” clients since 2016. In addition, as a sole contributor, he won Sales Excellence Awards for New Business Achievement in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
As the Head of National Business Development at EHN Canada, Hugh spearheads his team in crafting and executing annual growth plans. In addition, the corporate maestro establishes networks, builds partnerships and fosters high-level relationships with healthcare and other industry executives. His unwavering commitment to producing impressive results is reflected in the continuous growth of his organization over time.
Lawson’s Impact on the Black Tech Community
Hugh is a huge advocate for community investment, mentorship, and diversity. As Chief Development Officer for HILCO – The Hugh Sr. & Ilene Lawson Charitable Organization, Hugh is passionate about creating inclusive scholarship and educational opportunities for young men and women from underserved communities. On top of that, he’s always mentoring new arrival professionals in Canada and supporting black post-secondary student-athletes through The Black Talent Initiatives’ “Black Beyond Sport” program!
Hugh Lawson’s achievements and dedication to excellence have earned him the Black Breakout Professional of the Year – Sales Division award at the Obsidi By BPTN Awards. His leadership and innovative strategies have consistently led to impressive growth, and his commitment to diversity and inclusion makes him a role model for future generations of Black tech professionals.
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About Obsidi By BPTN Awards
The Obsidi By BPTN Awards, presented by BMO, is an annual event that celebrates and recognizes the excellence of Black professionals in the technology industry. The awards aim to inspire future generations of Black tech professionals and encourage organizations to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces.
The Black Breakout Professional of the Year – Sales Division award recognizes the accomplishments of a Black professional breaking into the sales industry. The recipient of this award will have demonstrated superior exemplary leadership capabilities and outstanding achievements in their respective field.
Lawson’s outstanding performance as a sales leader will be considered when deciding on the final award winner. He has consistently exceeded goals, developed innovative strategies, and achieved incredible results. In addition, his dedication to excellence and commitment to diversity and inclusion makes him a perfect recipient of this award.