Business Development & Marketing Co-Ordinator

Location: Manchester, UK


Purcell is an award-winning architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a strong commitment to quality. We have staff of approximately 250 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 14 offices in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Together, we work on some of the finest buildings from meticulous heritage and conservation schemes to bold contemporary design.

For over six decades, Purcell has been involved in the care and development of some of the best loved buildings and places in the UK and abroad. As one family, our architects, designers and heritage leaders explore the opportunity, learn throughout the project and respond above expectations. This role will be supporting and influencing change to enable the growth and development of Purcell’s North Region.

The successful candidate would be based in the Manchester Studio but is expected to travel across to Purcell’s North Region studios (Manchester and York) to fulfil their role.

Job duties include the following:

  • Regional business development (BD) strategy, campaigns, initiatives, and research: Work alongside the Regional Senior Team to support and coordinate a meaningful strategic plan and initiatives.
  • Regional BD meetings: Coordination and support.
  • Peer-to-peer (P2Ps): Strategic programme and coordination of P2Ps ensuring research is undertaken in advance and relevant collateral is prepared.
  • Regional networking events: Research, coordinate and attendance to networking events. Arrange collateral if needed and ensure follow ups are completed.
  • Publicity: Pro-actively championing regional project and people stories for publicity opportunities and social media campaigns, working closely with the wider Bids & Marketing Team.
  • Customer relationship management (CRM): Updating BD information in the company’s CRM system (Rapport).
  • Purcell events: Organisation and management of Purcell planned events. Includes the strategy, coordination and follow ups to the events.
  • Collateral support: Work closely with the Senior Bid Coordinator and wider Bids & Marketing Team to develop and ensure collateral is relevant, adaptable, engaging, accessible and up to date.
  • Award support: Work closely with the Senior Bid Coordinator and wider Bids & Marketing Team on regional award submissions and strategies.
  • Support on thought leadership pieces to celebrate our projects and people.
  • Be part of and collaborate with the wider Bids and Marketing Team to share intelligence and knowledge including coordinated BD strategies.
  • Champion the North Region within the company.


Person Specification / Profile

Essential Qualifications / Training:

Microsoft 365

Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook



In-Design, Photoshop, Affinity, Publisher, Photo

Microsoft 365

Teams, SharePoint


Knowledge / Experience

Experience in marketing and / or business development

Experience with social media and CRM management

Experience of dealing with people at all levels, both on the telephone and face to face

Meets deadlines

Experience of working in a pressured environment with frequent interruptions.

Knowledge of the architecture / construction industry



Able to work proactively on own initiative and prioritise workload

Ability to be responsible for own areas or work

Quality standards of accuracy and presentation

Excellent organisational skills and able to multitask

Clear and quality communication skills both verbal and written

Co-operative team member.

Enthusiasm for developing skills and knowledge

Able to turn their hand to just about anything and must enjoy a challenge

Proactive ‘can do’ approach

Takes proactive initiative

Travel and ability to go between studios

Positive outlook


Commitment to the role

Able to work additional hours during peak workload/holiday periods


To discuss the role, please also feel free to reach out directly to Priscilla Ross in the Inclusive Recruiting team on 07740 546099 or email


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