The role
Looking for a career in business development with real purpose?  This is it. 

At ForrestBrown we combine our technical expertise with passion, enthusiasm and energy to help innovative businesses grow using R&D tax incentives. Since we started in 2013, we’ve used our entrepreneurial spirit and market-leading approach to deliver outstanding results for our clients. With offices in Bristol and London, and our new office in Scotland, our business has grown year on year and we have no plans to slow down. That’s why we’re on the lookout for additional ambitious and resilient Business Development Executives to join our Business Growth team. 

As part of our experienced team of experts you’ll be an integral part of helping both new and existing clients understand the value of R&D tax incentives, evaluating their eligibility whilst championing us as the leading provider in all conversations. Using a sophisticated approach you’ll create, manage and convert your own relationships through high levels of personalised outreach. Our collaborative culture means you’ll work closely with our broader team to develop relationships and opportunities with prospects identified through our work with industry associations, accountancy practices and other referrers too. 

This is a truly unique opportunity to work with a market leading, experienced team with unrivalled technical firepower and to build and develop your sales career in an exciting market. If you are looking for a role where you can have opportunities to help UK businesses grow, with the support of a collaborative and experienced team, this could be for you. 

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Champion the R&D tax incentive - educate potential clients on the value, it's applicability, and use your knowledge and sophisticated approach to help businesses evaluate their eligibility by understanding their business and their requirements.
  • Develop strong relationships with potential prospects to position ForrestBrown as a premium provider, identifying and evaluating the potential of those we can work with as clients and/or introducers.
  • Create opportunities through personalised outreach across a variety of channels - including targeted calls, email, LinkedIn.
  • Proactively develop opportunities, consulting with, and looping in technical colleagues appropriately.
  • Work with your colleagues to develop prospects from industry associations and other referral sources.
  • Uses Salesforce effectively to manage your relationships and prospects pipeline, to allow for accurate forecasting and reporting, and to ensure you meet your KPI's
  • As a representative of ForrestBrown, maintain consistently high standards of professional conduct, communication and behaviour.
  • Share sales best practice, knowledge and experience with your wider team, helping to build skills and experience for team success.
  • National client base with regular travel - we love meeting our clients face to face where and when we can.
  • Expectations to deliver £400,000 of business a year.

Qualities and skills

  • Entrepreneurial, ambitious and resilient.
  • Passion for innovation and for representing a high value service to clients.
  • Enthusiastic about developing own leads and developing key relationships with prospects.
  • Excellent communication skills, comfortable with C-suite individuals and ability to adapt to different audiences/preferences
  • Desire to learn and understand the R&D incentive - with the ability to assimilate technical knowledge quickly and communicate appropriately.
  • A self starter when it comes to getting things done and solving problems.

Qualifications and experience

  • 3+ years' experience in a fast-paced B2B relationship development, or sales role.
  • Experience in, or working with, businesses in industries such as fintech, SaaS, engineering, professional services or a tech startup would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrable success in delivering against KPI's and targets.
  • Experience of using a CRM such as Salesforce.

Are you ready to join our successful team and push our business to new heights? This is your chance. Apply today.