A MARKETING expert is being sought to head a sales unit encouraging companies to buy goods made in workshops for the disabled. Officers in the new sales unit, to start work next year, will draw up blueprints to increase productivity for the disabled and contact companies to seek orders. The establishment of a central marketing and resources unit, a key proposal in a report by the Working Party on Training and Employment for People with Disabilities, will be discussed by the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee on Friday. But an advisory committee on the unit has already been drawn up, comprising representatives from the Government, the Hong Kong Productivity Council, business and welfare groups. Committee member Peter Chan Fuk-sing, chairman of the Hong Kong Rehabilitation Alliance, said the members had discussed how to establish the unit. 'We believe that the unit should provide practical assistance,' Mr Chan said. 'It has to help the workshops seek orders, help the disabled seek jobs,' he said. 'We expect its staff, like salesman, to knock on company doors to sell and get business. It's not an easy job.' The unit would be headed by a marketing professional recruited from the business community. 'Advertisements will be placed in newspapers once the proposal is formally approved and money secured. He will be paid the market rate and employed on a 21/2-year contract term,' Mr Chan said. 'Social welfare experience is preferred.'