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New business manager
at Piercy&Company

Piercy&Company is looking for a new business manager to join its London studio.

Piercy&Company is a London-based practice of 80+ architects, designers and researchers working within a studio space designed to support our passion for materials, form, technology and craft. We describe our studio as a design house, a place for active production, dialogue and research. It is an intra and interdisciplinary workshop and the interactions that happen in the areas between and within disciplines are an important ingredient in our work.

With a range of architectural and interior projects coming to completion, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced new business manager to create and garner new business opportunities for the company.

The primary objective of the role is to support the studio in winning new and strategic projects and to create outstanding pitching documentation and submissions. The successful candidate will need knowledge and industry experience and contacts, have excellent written communication and graphic design skills and a willingness to learn and adapt to different tasks and time pressures.

They will enjoy working proactively and collaboratively, especially at senior level with the wider new business team that includes directors.

The ideal person for the role will be a great communicator and adept at managing multiple internal and external stakeholders. We are looking for an experienced new business professional and expect that they will have the relevant experience to hit the ground running. They will be passionate about design and architecture and be able to quickly grasp the studio ethos and new business strategy.

The role includes:

  • managing all enquiries that come into the studio, filtering and presenting chosen ones to the senior management team
  • Producing agendas and presenting at weekly new business meetings and monthly management meetings
  • producing bids, pitches, EOIs, PQQs and client presentations
  • briefing the senior team ahead of networking events e.g. preparing guestlists, bios etc.
  • working with the communications manager to check alignment between the communication and new business strategies
  • maintaining and updating in-house databases, documents and project information
  • undertaking market research and linking this to new opportunities
  • interface with design and operational teams to produce bids, EOIs and support on design competitions
  • representing the practice at client and industry events

Required skills and experience:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • proactive, confident and self-driven, delivering on projects independently and to tight timeframes
  • architectural industry experience and up-to-date contacts
  • ability to independently implement strategic new business initiatives
  • ability to work collaboratively across design teams, senior management and studio/operations teams
  • proficiency in InDesign and knowledge of Photoshop
  • ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and deadlines with limited oversight
  • passion for design and the built environment

This is a full-time position based in our London office. You must have permission to live and work in the UK.

What we offer

Piercy&Company has an inclusive and collaborative culture and offers several benefits:

  • annual profit share scheme
  • membership of the RIBA pension scheme
  • enhanced paternity and maternity leave (after one year of employment)
  • training and development opportunities
  • studio outings and social events
  • access to CPDs and internal talks
  • health and wellbeing initiatives including cycle-to-work scheme, weekly fruit delivery, various in-house workshops, F45 gym sessions and activities
  • office closed during Christmas period
  • TOIL policy

We annually benchmark salaries across the studio based on the d3 Group’s Architecture Industry Survey, which provides insights from approximately 100 design and architecture practices across London.

How to apply

Please apply with a cover letter addressing the criteria above and a CV. The above documents should be attached as PDFs (no links to file sharing applications) with “New Business Manager Application” as the subject heading, via the apply for job button below.


Remuneration is dependent upon experience.


We are looking to fill the role by the beginning of August 2024.

Please note we will only be in contact should you be invited to interview. We will be asking interviewees to share examples of their past work.

We actively encourage applications from women, the LGBTQIA+ community and people from ethnic minorities as these groups are currently under-represented throughout the building industry. Piercy&Company is an equal opportunities employer dedicated to closing this gap and aims to build a workforce of skilled professionals from a range of diverse backgrounds.

Salary: Undisclosed
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