Business Development Director

Location: London
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: BD, Marketing & Communications, Executive Search
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH246858_1613656024

Ambition are delighted to be partnering exclusively with Boodle Hatfield, to recruit a Business Development Director.

The Firm

Boodle Hatfield is a top 100 law firm which has been advising wealthy, entrepreneurial families on their property, business and personal lives for nearly 300 years. They are proud to be a be tight-knit UK partnership, that have acted for many of their clients over multiple generations both in the UK and Internationally.

The firm continues to go from strength to strength and they have just posted a record breaking year. One of the key reasons for their success is the emphasis they place on their people and culture. The firm has a strong culture of advancement by merit and has robust policies and a supportive and inclusive environment.

They are 5 times winners of the Euromoney Best National Firm for Women in Law and in 2020 the firm was awarded the Exceptional Achievement by a Firm prize at Managing Partners' Forum Awards.

The Opportunity

Reporting directly to the Senior Partner, the Director of Business Development will provide strategic leadership and direction on business development and marketing initiatives.

The Director of Business Development is a key leadership position within the firm and they will play a critical role in the firm's next phase of development and growth. The role works closely with the firm's management committee as well as the other department heads and Partners.

Responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Overall responsibility for marketing and BD strategy

  • Identifying opportunities for and developing new business ideas across the firm in conjunction with fee earners and Partners

  • Coaching and supporting fee earners with BD efforts and pitch preparation

  • Working with Client Partners on the development of client plans for the firm's key clients including implementation of client listening programmes

  • Overall responsibility for the firm's external communications including press releases, thought leadership, client communications

  • Management and development of the firm's online and offline brand including roll out of refreshed brand across multiple channels

  • Management and development of the existing BD & Marketing team

  • Budget and reporting responsibilities

This is a fantastic opportunity for an existing Director or Head of BD & Marketing in a law firm who is looking for a role with fantastic visibility and firm-wide accountability. It is key that the individual can influence and build relationship at all levels within a firm and is someone who can balance the priorities of devising strategy and ensuring excellent execution on key activities.

If you are interested in this role please contact Matthew Gardner ( for a confidential discussion. Ambition have been instructed on the recruitment of this role on an exclusive basis and any third party or direct applications will be shared with Matthew for consideration.