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Business Development Representative

Contract Type:
Full Time
Closing Date:

Wanted – Enthusiastic, energetic, engaging and organised individual to join a small, friendly office for a national painting contractor.


This is a full time position- the hours have some flexibility- Monday to Friday, 8-4/8:30-4:30/9-5

The Role

This exciting opportunity is based in our London office however there is flexibility to work from home for 2-3 days per week. Your role will be to maintain relationships with our existing customers and to find and build connections with potential new customers. You will be using a variety of communication methods including: mainly working on the phone alongside using social media, email, Word, and Excel.


The role will be office-based and will require plenty of initiative as you start the journey of winning new business for the company.

Sales Responsibilities:

  • Identifying new target customers through a range of different methods of research, including using social media and over the phone
  • Maintaining relationships with existing customers over the phone and using our bespoke ‘customer relationship manager’ system
  • Contacting and developing relationships, following up as necessary via phone and email
  • Booking appointments with prospective clients over the phone


Essential Criteria

  • Excellent telephone manner and strong verbal communication skills as the majority of work is telephone based
  • Ability to research and summarise potential opportunities
  • Good standard of written English
  • Confidence to build relationships at many levels including with senior decision makers
  • Microsoft Office skills and ability to learn to use an in-house CRM system
  • Ability to learn about all aspects of the business quickly, and communicate this information effectively to others
  • Minimum 5 GCSE’s A-C including English

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience within a customer service or sales environment
  • Knowledge of using social media for business purposes


Bagnalls is a leading, family-owned, painting and refurbishment contractor, established in 1875, with 16 branches across the UK.  This role is based at our London Office. We were honoured to be awarded Supreme Champion, Family Business of the Year 2016 by Family Business United, chosen from companies throughout the UK.

We are committed to the long-term development of our staff and are proud that the management team have clocked up an average length of service of 24 years.  Four of our seven Executive Board members started as Management Trainees with Bagnalls.


Reward Package

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Uncapped commission based on orders OTE are £25k-£28k
  • Company pension scheme


Apply by CV and covering letter to using the email title “Business Development Representative (London)’ or on the Bagnalls website at using the “Apply Now” button.  Please demonstrate clearly in the covering letter how you meet the specific qualifications and skills required.  Please note that if you do not include a detailed covering letter, you will not be shortlisted.

Closing Date: 23rd October


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