Business Developer

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About us;

Visual Architects is an organisation of creatives, artisans, builders, thinkers, and riggers, and together we possess an array of skill sets which allow us to tailor every aspect of events.

Based in Hyde, we specialise in event and prop design, production, installation and project management, making us a one stop shop for all your event fit-out requirements.

Ovr the past fifteen years we have successfully run our own events, giving us the knowledge and know-how of how events work and what they need, in order to run efficiently and avoid the headaches that come with production.

From club and festival décor to restaurant design and brand activations we have gone from strength to strength to become one of the biggest uk décor and prop installation companies.


We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and driven Business Developer to join our team.

The core responsibilities will be the day-to-day management of a portfolio of existing clients as well as actively cross selling to new clients. Your role will be to work closely with these clients to understand their needs, create brief and project plans in accordance with their expectations and work closely with other departments to execute these needs.

Were keen to hear from candidates who have experience in one of more of the following areas:

  • Clubs festivals student unions
  • Corporate / event production / marketing agencies
  • Bars Restaurants Hotels Private parties
  • Shopping centres / councils / exhibition centres / Theme parks / sporting events

The ideal candidate will have a self-starter, proactive mentality, strong interpersonal skills and be looking to develop and establish their skillset when engaging with key decision makers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Builds market position by locating, developing, defining, and closing business relationships.
  • Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements.
  • Work with clients, internal and external contacts to bring the project to life depending on the points above.
  • Locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners.
  • Discovers and explores business opportunities.
  • Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, and financials.
  • Examines risks and potentials for the business opportunities.
  • Estimates partners’ needs and goals.
  • Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; and integrating contract requirements with business operations.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Enhances organization’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.
  • Explores opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Closing skills
  • Motivation for sales
  • Prospecting skills
  • Sales planning
  • Selling to customer’s needs
  • Territory management
  • Market knowledge
  • Presentation skills
  • Energy level
  • Meeting sales goals
  • Professionalism

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BA in business administration or a related field
  • 3 -5 years of sales experience (desirable)
  • Master’s degree (desirable)

Please note, due to high volumes of applications, we are unable to contact unsuccessful candidates.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Freelance

Salary: £23,000.00-£28,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company events


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location