Business development and marketing manager at Holland Harvey Architects

  • Permanent
  • London


Holland Harvey is a RIBA chartered architectural practice and design studio based in east London.

Holland Harvey Architects is seeking a business development and marketing manager to join its team in London.


Holland Harvey is a RIBA chartered architectural practice and design studio based in east London. We create extraordinary places that form the setting for everyday life.

Our company was founded on the belief that architecture should make a positive social and environmental impact.

Our approach is ethical, playful and pragmatic – we pursue quality and authenticity, designing with narrative to ensure that our work tells a story.

Our clients are aspirational and believe in design to strengthen their brand and achieve their goals. Our strength is understanding the nature of their business and tailoring our process to meet their needs.

We strive to provide an experience that is engaging, and enjoyable and allows informed decisions to be made.

We are looking for someone with excellent business development skills, client relationship experience, and the ability to create and manage a new business. The successful candidate will be inquisitive and driven, they will be able to work autonomously, are professional, and able to build a rapport with all stakeholders both internally and externally.

We will: 
  • facilitate the development of your career as part of a growing design studio
  • provide a creative, nurturing, and collaborative working environment

At Holland Harvey, our culture is centered on the people and our community.

We understand the need for a good work-life balance, and with this in mind offer the following benefits:

  • working from home policy – work from home for as many days per week as you like except for Mondays
  • working away from home policy – an opportunity to work away from home, including abroad
  • flexible start and finish times (core hours 10 am to 4 pm)
    summer hours allowing staff to finish early on a Friday (during the month of August)
  • closed during the Christmas period
  • bike2work scheme – eligible after probation period
  • techscheme – opportunity to buy tech getting a 3 to 13 per cent discount and spread costs over 12 months
  • sabbatical leave as a reward for long service
  • studio lunch every other Friday to enjoy each other’s company and catch up (cooked by members of the studio and subsidised by Holland Harvey)
  • annual trip to a European city, annual summer day outing, and many more social events
  • RIBA pension scheme
  • opportunity to be involved in mentorship through riba ambassadors

The candidate will work closely with the directors, associate director and associate (operations) to develop a sales and marketing strategy to identify market opportunities through meetings, networking and other development channels.

The role:
  • create new business opportunities in both the UK and globally, through market research – internal, macro, micro – and analysis. Reporting on opportunities detailing sales forecast and pipeline to management team
  • understand Holland Harvey values, aspirations, USP’s and KPI’s to drive new business
  • managing and developing existing client relationships, creating new opportunities
  • assist directors in writing fees
  • create marketing materials both digitally and in print, including bid documents, pitch materials, mailouts, ensuring brand and content consistency
  • create and attend networking events
  • creating and managing CRM system
  • research and pitch speaking opportunities for directors and associates
  • working with directors and associates – operations – on the marketing strategy, liaising with external comms agency on awards and press
  • driving content for internal and external socials and working closely with the team to write content
  • sco and digital marketing management

Candidates must have proven experience in business development and marketing in the architecture industry and have a keen interest in making a positive and social environmental impact.

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office is required. Affinity is an advantage.

Holland Harvey is committed to encouraging equality, diversity, and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

Please submit CVs and samples of work, no larger than 5MB, using the apply for job button below.

We regret that due to the large volume of applications we can only respond to successful candidates.

20 January 2023

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