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Business Development Executive / Senior Executive

Burges Salmon
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Closing date
1 Sep 2024

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We have a fantastic opportunity for a Business Development Executive or Senior Business Development Executive  to join us on a hybrid basis, working from our  Bristol office. Joining the wider marketing department and reporting to one of our Senior Business Development Managers,  you will work closely alongside a talented team who aim to ensure the business development activities of the firm are effective and commercially valuable.

We are looking for a proactive self-starter, with previous experience of working in a similar role. An exciting opportunity with responsibility from the start, you will expected to manage varied projects and work including:

  • Providing support with the strategic planning and delivery of integrated campaigns and client facing activities including sponsorships, events (with support from the events team), thought leadership campaigns and digital media activities.
  • Undertaking external and internal research, business analysis and competitor intelligence to support client facing meetings, campaign development and other marketing activities.
  • Providing support to lawyers with regards to client sourcing and contribute to networking opportunities.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the success of initiatives and marketing activity though data analysis, providing insight to enhance strategy.
  • Assisting lawyers and the wider Marketing team with a range of other key marketing activities, such as legal directories submissions, deal league table submissions, press and PR matters, email marketing and website

Strong communication skills are necessary; as is a demonstrable history of building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders of all levels. You will be liaising with different departments – so the ability to instil confidence and influence senior members of staff is essential. This is an exciting and fast-paced role, where no two days are the same; so being able to effectively deal with changing priorities and manage your own time in a fast-paced environment will help you succeed in this position.

About Burges Salmon

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect - are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the ‘working at Burges Salmon' section of our careers page.

We are delighted to have been named RollOnFriday's 'Best Law Firm to Work At' 2024, for the third year in a row, and also named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2023 for the second year running.  Our commitment to excellence has recently been recognised by the IIP, which awarded us Platinum certification for investment in people.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident Leader, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the interview process, please contact Sophie Russell (Resourcing Advisor) at 

This advert will close as soon as we have received sufficient applications. 


Standing with you. Ambitious for you.

Standing with you, we’re ambitious to provide the best service for you – and it’s ambition with purpose. 

In a rapidly changing world, our commitment to environmental sustainability, and our social, inclusion and diversity responsibilities, are central to that purpose – enabling us to support you with your own response to these opportunities.

We’re down-to-earth, straightforward and strategically switched-on. You benefit from our specialism in complex legal areas, along with market sector expertise that’s as deep as it is focused.

We’re always accessible, always responsive. Between you and us, there are no barriers. 

Above all, you’ll find our commercial edge is matched by a genuine caring culture – for you, for our people and for the wider communities around us.

It’s what makes us a law firm you can trust. One you’ll enjoy working with.  

Our vision

Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.

By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies, to individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

  • UK-wide: We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • International: Across the world, we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
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+44 (0) 117 939 2000
One Glass Wharf
United Kingdom

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