We recruit for business development people for the UK's leading B2B businesses based in the south-east and east of England. Business development staff will often be tasked with developing a strategic sales plan to expand key accounts, drive commercial growth and ensure a high level of customer service.
Business development roles call for insightful, strategic thinkers with good interpersonal skills, who work well under pressure and have a good understanding of the businesses' products or services. Our job postings include some fantastic opportunities to join this sector, in exciting industries such as medical, FMCG, engineering and software. Business development people can expect to progress quickly in this fast-growing industry if sales performance targets are met, with great commission and bonus packages available for top-performers.
Basic salaries for business development roles can vary from £25,000 for graduate, entry-level roles, to £80,000 for business development managers, this can also vary depending on the head office location and industry.
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East Anglia in the East of England comprises the four counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex and is close to London. It is well-connected with Europe and the rest of the world through London Stansted Airport, the International Gateway to the East of England. There is also Norwich International Airport and London Southend Airport. The region has an excellent rail service with Greater Anglia, including the Stansted Express.
A recent report shows that East Anglia is home to three out of five of the fastest-growing city economies in the UK. Cambridge topped the list, with Ipswich second and Norwich fifth nationally according to The UK Powerhouse study.
The report reveals that Ipswich had the second-highest rate recorded of GVA growth rate (a measure of the value of goods and services produced) in the UK in the first three months of the year (2.5%), while Norwich enjoyed a growth rate of 2.4%.
Looking forward, the report also predicts the three locations will maintain their top 10 positions by the final quarter of 2028.