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Business Development & Marketing Manager

Who we’re looking for

Meeting Place has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Business Development & Marketing Manager who will be responsible for executing plans designed to increase existing business and capture new opportunities.

This role will have a national remit and will support the business with initiatives aimed at delivering growth.

There’s consensus that our country needs more homes, new space for businesses and better infrastructure. We’re looking for someone to join us to be part of the solution.

A little bit about Meeting Place

Meeting Place exists to ensure the built environment is used a catalyst for positive change. We provide consultancy and communications services – including public relations, political engagement, community consultation, social value and campaign support for new and exciting developments across the country.

Our clients range from house builders to renewable energy, retail, commercial and infrastructure developers.

Activities would include:

  • Coordinating external business development activity including proposals, presentations and pitches.
  • Maintaining and updating the sales pipeline.
  • Identifying relevant industry events and ensuring attendance from appropriate members of staff with all associated administration.
  • Supporting annual programme of events and webinars with all associated administration.
  • Supporting the operation of Meeting Place’s Development Board workstream.
  • Working with Managing Director, Directors and members of the PR team to generate marketing campaign ideas.
  • Custodian of all external facing marketing platforms including website, campaign monitor and social media.
  • Monitoring our social media presence and ensuring the teams are providing content.
  • Ensuring the teams provide coverage of all industry and nationally significant events.
  • Seeking opportunities for thought-leadership and overseeing efforts for media coverage.
  • Identifying and agreeing upon appropriate award submissions – advising on content, attendance and all other aspects.
  • Ongoing management and oversight of the marketing WiP.
  • Support to Managing Director with respect to administration efforts for BD and Marketing activities. To include speech writing, speaker liaison, logistics et al.

The skills and experience we’re looking for:

• Five+ years’ experience in business development and marketing roles.
• A wealth of common sense and initiative.
• Events management experience essential.
• The ability to build and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
• Housing, planning or development background (desirable)

The benefits

We respect our employees and understand that the way to get the very best from you is to provide a welcoming, relaxed and friendly company culture. Employee wellbeing is at the heart of this.

We also offer the following:

  • Flexible and hybrid working – on any one day you’ll have the option to work the hours that suit you and to join the teams in our Bristol/London offices, work from home or from wherever you choose.
  • 28 days plus bank holidays, extra days for your birthday/volunteering/ and extra time off for duration of service.
  • Workplace pension.
  • Access to the company’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Death in service.

We also offer training opportunities, with a clear career path within the company.

Interview/start dates:

Candidates are encouraged to apply before the closing date of 8th December 2023, interviews will be ongoing, and the post may be filled before then should the right person apply.

Join our team

To apply for this role please send your CV and a covering letter to Please also feel free to contact us for more information or an informal conversation about the role.

Hybrid able to travel to Bristol and London
£40,000 - £45,000 depending on experience
Contract type
Closing date
8 December 2023

We’re the Meeting Place of deep knowledge and creative thinking. And we want to hear from you.