Wes Linden – best selling Author, world renowned Speaker, Direct Sales Leader – plus National Network Leader with Utility Warehouse (UW).
About Wes Linden
Wes Linden represents all that is good and possible within Direct Sales. Unusually and perhaps even uniquely, he has been with just one referral marketing company his whole career – Utility Warehouse (UW). Starting out with Utility Warehouse (then more commonly known as Telecom Plus PLC) in 1998, Wes has climbed the ladder of success with Utility Warehouse to their top-rank of National Network Leader.
Wes is one of the Network’s most visible and respected Partners. He regularly hosts the Company’s main annual conference (Express Day), plus runs the popular Massive Action Day at two national venues each year, along with his own Kick-Off events each New Year.
Wes is an author of several Amazon best selling books on direct sales and in 2018 was inducted into the Direct Selling Hall of Fame (2018). Aligned with this, Wes has spoken at and hosted Mastermind (the worlds premier Direct Selling event).
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Whilst joining Utility Warehouse (UW) costs just £100, or £50 for existing customers – it is important to recognise that joining UW is not really (just) a £50 or £100 decision! For most people, to start their own business can never be a spontaneous decision. It takes some research, thinking and sometimes to ask the […]
For UW Partner success, we must ask – what are we willing to trade to attain the financial success we want?
In another UW ‘top team’ training session, National Network Leader, Wes Linden talks about the importance of defining what price we are personally willing to ‘pay’ (trade) for success as a UW Partner. He shares the importance of asking ourselves this question and being honest with our response. It all comes down to being willing […]
In this short video, UW National Network Leader, Wes Linden talks about his early business experience as a UW Partner and how prospecting for new customers and distributors was not his strength. He adopted his own special style of telling others about the benefits of joining the UW business. These involved arguing and begging. Whilst […]
CONGRATULATIONS to Joga Shoker and all his team on achieving 50,000 UW services (group). To give you an idea of how this goes, it starts small. Just you. Then you get a running partner. Then you find some other running mates.Some of them run with you for a while and drop out. Some of them seem to […]
Utility Warehouse success story Stephan Longworth tells his story and the importance of never quitting
This week Wes was joined by homegrown Utility Warehouse success story – Stephan Longworth. Stephan was his usual inspiring, uplifting, relatable and passionate self. Humble for a chap who has been with Utility Warehouse for over 20 years and is one of the company’s most successful business builders. It’s interesting to consider that Stephan was […]
It’s simple – job security is a thing of the past – it’s gone & isn’t coming back! It’s a good time to join UW.
This article was first published in our Partner newsletter (Autumn 2018) and reading through it again, it seemed to fit both the current economic (corona virus) climate and also the scale of opportunity offered by the Utility Warehouse business. Stephan Longworth is a National Network Leader with Utility Warehouse and a fellow UW Partner who […]
Chris Brady – NY Times Best-Seller, Direct Sales Leader & Mastermind Speaker – with Wes Linden & friends
Chris Brady is also one of the funniest and most profound speakers worldwide This Sunday, ‘Wes Linden’s Big Night In’ gave us a rare chance to meet New York Times Best Selling Author, world-renowned leadership expert and top networker, Chris Brady. Chris is also one of the funniest and most profound speakers worldwide and this […]
Utility Warehouse success is often a series of sliding door moments where small decisions make a difference
Picture the scenario… It’s Sunday late afternoon and you get a text from your 18 year old cousin from New Zealand that you know has been travelling around Europe for the last couple of months but has only stopped by London for a couple of days and you haven’t met up with. In truth, you […]
Our special guest on ‘Wes Linden’s Big Night In’ this Sunday is Andrew Lindsay MBE, the CEO of Utility Warehouse (UW), and Great Britain Olympic gold medal winner (rowing) at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Andrew joined Telecom Plus PLC / Utility Warehouse in 2007. As with all the Sunday calls, this is a […]
My special guest on ‘Wes Linden’s Big Night In’ this Sunday is the leadership legend John Addison. His time with Primerica made successful CEOs of all time where he was instrumental in making their move to the New York Stock Exchange.Primerica are a major direct selling company who offer services which is what drew him and […]
More about Wes Linden
Having failed his first year at university, Wes Linden was well on his way to failing his second year too. He had just turned twenty while doing some student teaching as part of his degree, when he first heard about Telecom Plus PLC (Utility Warehouse). Wes was already £10,000 in debt and living with his mother. He’d gone to a good school and his friends were all doing much better than him, on their way to completing medical, legal or economic degrees, and he was pretty directionless. So he decided to join Utility Warehouse to work alongside his studies, in the hope of earning some money in the short term, and building a residual income in the long term. After a few months, Wes was hooked on referral marketing and decided to drop out of university … before he was kicked out!
Although he kept a student mentality (late nights, rubbish TV and parties) he gave his sole focus to his Utility Warehouse business and started to make a success of it. Despite many of his friends and peers asking him “When are you going to get a proper job?” and suggesting he had been tricked into a scam, Wes rode the storm, and found himself financially semi-retired by the age of 24, and by 27 his residual income had overtaken the average salary of not just a teacher (the career for which he was destined) but a head teacher!
The bare fact is that Wes Linden has never had a ‘proper’ job thanks to this profession and has only ever been involved with one network (Utility Warehouse). He is still actively involved in his company as an Authorised UW Partner and National Network Leader (NNL). In addition, he hosts many of his company’s major conventions and presents some of their corporate recruiting videos, while still enjoying building his business as close to the grass roots as possible.
In 2013, Wes Linden was the first ever Brit to speak at the three-day Network Marketing Mastermind Event® in Orlando, alongside the biggest names from the profession in the world. In 2015 Wes was the MC and host for this event, and has become a popular figure as a speaker at company conventions throughout the world. He is vehemently committed to the expansion of the profession and its credibility worldwide and believes this will be simpler when networkers from all companies link arms with each other.
Outside of all this, Wes is a keen-traveller and has on average, one holiday a month. He sees a Personal Trainer at least four times a week, in part to keep fit for his other major interest as a soccer referee where Wes has officiated in the professional leagues up to Championship level for a number of years. He also enjoys spending lots of time with his close friends and family. It’s only success with Utility Warehouse that has given Wes the choices to do these things whenever he wishes.