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Business Development Manager
United Kingdom
£45,000 - £50,000

Opportunity with a leading Creative Design and Art Consultancy (Built Environment), focused on UK, USA and Middle East Markets

Hybrid working offered
Remote working offered

The Company:

Based in London our client is a multidisciplinary creative studio that is internationally acclaimed for blending art, science, architecture, and technology. They specialize in prototyping and experimentation, crafting bespoke installations that utilize light, motion, and color to enhance everyday experiences.  Their work engages with the urban environment, highlighting hidden rhythms like footsteps, raindrops, and wind. By employing technology for illusion and spectacle, they create dynamic,spatial interventions through biomimicry, artworks that illuminate natural and behavioural systems, inspiring deeper connections between people and the planet.


What is your role:

The Business Development Manager is crucial to the studio, driving growth and sales strategy. Working closely with the directors, this role focuses on identifying trends and opportunities in place-making, public art, and interactive experiences. The manager will elevate the studio’s profile within target markets, particularly in the UK, USA, and Middle East. The ultimate goal is to position the studio as a leader in architectural media art, building a robust pipeline of exciting and profitable projects to ensure long-term financial resilience and sustainability.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Managing Director to create and implement a long-term growth strategy.
  • Develop marketing and sales processes.
  • Conduct market research and competitor analysis to identify trends and opportunities.
  • Plan and manage an annual calendar of sales and marketing activities.
  • Allocate the annual budget for business and marketing initiatives.
  • Track and report departmental performance regularly.
  • Set revenue targets and review KPIs.
  • Lead weekly business development and marketing meetings.    


  • Build and nurture client networks through meetings and events.
  • Develop and manage new business pipelines.
  • Lead the creation of business proposals and presentations.
  • Oversee proposal responses for bids, tenders, and open calls.
  • Screen inbound leads and manage pitch logistics.     


  • Collaborate on creating content for pitches, case studies, press releases, and the company website.
  • Execute targeted PR campaigns and build media connections.
  • Manage external PR firms for high-profile projects.
  • Ensure effective documentation of all projects.
  • Maintain a consistent brand image and tone across all marketing channels.
  • Evaluate and adjust marketing activities based on performance metrics.       



·        Oversee the workload and focus of the Business Development and Marketing Coordinator.

 What makes you good at your job:

  • five plus years’ experience working in a business development role for a creative business engaged in built environment projects
  • demonstrable track record in B2B sales and negotiation
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills with confident pitching skills and sales techniques
  • experience with CRM software (ex: Pipedrive, Salesforce or equivalent)
  • proficiency in data analysis, forecasting and budgeting
  • passionate and conversant about current design, art and architectural trends and reference points
  • an ability to think strategically and apply industry knowledge to inform business development processes
  • adaptable to changing demands and able to prioritise own duties, delegate where required and work effectively under pressure, while always remaining professional


The Benefits:

Enjoy healthcare packages, free yoga classes, a cycle-to-work scheme, team trips, an annual profit share, and more. This Hackney-based role allows for some work-from-home flexibility and occasional national and international travel.

Finance Director
United Kingdom
up to £100,000

Fantastic opportunity for an ACA / ACCA qualified Finance Associate / Director to be part of highly successful, Global Architecture firm.

Hybrid working offered
Remote working offered

Fantastic opportunity for an ACA / ACCA qualified Finance Associate / Director to be part of highly successful, Global Architecture firm.

The position of Finance Director, based in Central London, will be responsible for both the company's London and Dublin studios. 

This role covers full financial responsibility for London and Dublin, leading and managing the local finance team.

Your main responsibilities will include providing financial insights, forecasts and recommendations, to support the strategic decision making process.  You will also be involved in overseeing the preparation and analysis of the monthly financial reporting pack to the US parent, including analytics, banking cash management and preparation of cash flow forecasts.

You need to have experience in financial planning including annual budgeting, monthly forecasting and analysis, as well as overseeing and managing all payroll functions.

Skills required:

  • ACA / ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • Minimum 10 years professional accounting experience.  Prefer candidates from a design firm or architectural practice or auditors / accountants.
  • Experience working for global firm with US parent preferred and experience of working internationally, in particular Middle East
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel
  • Knowledge of Deltek Vision or other resource planning tool advantages
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Strong communicator      
Contract Administrator
East of England
United Kingdom
£25,000 - £30,000

Opportunity with a leading, international architecture and design practice.

Hybrid working offered
Remote working offered

We are currently collaborating with an exceptional client, renowned for their numerous awards and prestigious spot on the Architecture Journal Top 100 list. They have asked us to find a skilled Contract Administrator for their Colchester studio.

As a pivotal role within the organisation, the opportunity for Contract Administrator involves minimising risks associated with working with Sub Consultants, ultimately contributing to the maximisation of the company's profitability. The successful Contracts Administrator will play a crucial role in administering and managing Sub Consultant Agreements, aligning with company procedures and policies. Responsibilities include tracking progress, engaging in negotiations, and raising Sub Consultant purchase orders.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Administering and managing Sub Consultant Agreements both directly and through supervision of appropriate internal and external resources.
  • Facilitating the negotiation of contract terms with both Operational Partner and/or External Legal Consultant and Sub Consultants
  • Reviewing existing contracts and updating them
  • Monitoring contractual performance using spreadsheets
  • Quality Control
  • Produce and issue Purchase Orders to sub consultants
  • Attend weekly catch up meetings with Purchase Ledger Controller and Senior Finance Project Support

This role has the potential to extend to management of Client agreements in future.

Skills & Qualifications Required

  • Experience of construction agreements (RIBA, NEC, CIC etc) – DESIRABLE, If not, then proven experience of legal agreements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365
  • Solid organisational skills with a flexible approach and the ability to prioritise.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Commercial awareness
  • Professional demeanor
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Studio Manager (part-time)
United Kingdom
£42,000 - £45,000
Part Time

Brilliant opportunity with a leading Architecture & Design Studio based in North London.

Hybrid working offered
Remote working offered

Embark on an exciting career journey with our client, a distinguished company at the forefront of architectural excellence. Comprised of a highly experienced and knowledgeable group of specialists in the Architecture sector, our client boasts a diverse team ranging from housing providers, academics, researchers, to architects, and designers. With a shared belief that good design has the transformative power to elevate practical and mundane structures into places of delight and enduring quality, our client is dedicated to creating better places to live and work.

We are currently seeking a talented individual to join their team as a Studio Manager, a part-time role based in the North London office. This unique opportunity involves working five hours per day for five days per week, contributing to the smooth and effective management of the Practice, including both the London and Manchester studios. As the Studio Manager, you will collaborate closely with the Directors and senior management team, playing a pivotal role in ensuring the continued success and efficiency of this dynamic architectural firm.

In this wide-ranging role, you will be a key player in fostering collaboration and operational excellence across multiple studios. Your responsibilities will include coordinating with senior management to implement strategic initiatives, overseeing daily studio operations, and managing various administrative tasks critical to the success of the Practice. This role not only offers a chance to work in a stimulating and creative environment but also provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of a leading architectural firm. If you are a motivated and organized professional with a passion for architecture and effective studio management, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our client's commitment to creating exceptional spaces that enhance the quality of living and working environments.

Skills Required

  • Strong communication skills  
  • Experience of managing a small team
  • Experience of overseeing facility responsibilities    
  • Experience of H&S in the workplace
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office  
  • Knowledge of InDesign
  • Interest in and knowledge of the architecture sector and culture
Senior Administrator
Canterbury, Kent
South East
United Kingdom
£30,000 - £32,000
Fixed Term Contract

Award-winning employee-owned architectural and heritage consultancy

Hybrid working offered
Remote working offered

My client is looking to hire a Senior Administrator at their Canterbury studio.  As the Senior Administrator, your role is to provide the key link between the Canterbury Technical Team and Leadership Team along with ensuring the studio works effectively and efficiently. The Senior Administrator role has a wide remit from knowing what’s going on with projects, including timelines, resourcing requirements, utilisation, targets, and margins along with excellent all-round understanding of facilities management and processes.

The successful candidate needs to be diligent with a hands-on approach along with the ability to be adaptable and collaborative with excellent multi-tasking.

This fantastic company, comprising of 280 people, is an award-winning employee-owned architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a commitment to quality, innovation, and diversity.

Senior Administrator Role & Responsibilities:

  • Facilities management of the office ensuring all Health & Safety and ISO standards are achieved and maintained.
  • Support Lead Persons with fee and resource management ensuring project margins/profitability is met, using our internal project management software (Rapport).
  • Support Leadership Team with monitoring employee utilisation, workload and studio financial stability.
  • Booking meeting rooms, hosting guests, end to end meeting coordination.
  • Front office duties, including meeting and greeting visitors and answering calls.
  • Ensuring adequate stock of stationery, kitchen, and office supplies; managing confidential waste
  • Arranging and managing local staff events, celebrations and employee recognition.
  • Act as the ‘go to' person’ for all employee office needs.
  • Providing new employees with induction and Health & Safety information

Skills & Qualifications Required

  • Previous experience in an Office Management role – ideally within Architecture, Design and or Construction sectors
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Strong communication & attention to detail
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • Have a flexible approach and be able to prioritise
  • Experience of working in a pressured environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Enthusiasm for developing skills and knowledge
  • Ability to work in a team locally, regionally and within the wider business
  • Proficient in Office 365

Senior BID Manager
United Kingdom
£50,000 - £60,000

World leading architecture and design firm

Hybrid working offered
Remote working offered

Ignis Partners is happy to be working with one of the world's leading architecture and design firms. My client is looking to appoint an experienced BID Manager with a strategic outlook and flair for creativity, to join the London Studio’s Marketing team.  

As BID Manager, your role is to become the creator of winning proposals, creating compelling messaging with beautiful graphics to create narratives that resonate with prospective clients.

Ideal candidate will have 5 plus years of experience as a BID Manager and  come from a Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering or Construction background.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Create winning proposals with inspiring visuals
  • Provide leadership to junior team members producing result orientated team
  • Produce and implement BID Strategies that facilitate success
  • Grow resourceful BID library and manage templates
  • Have excellent communication skills both written, visual and verbal
  • Carry out market research for opportunities and trends


Software knowledge and skills required:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office in particular PowerPoint.


In return you will receive:

A chance to leave your mark on some of the most exciting projects in the design world, professional support for your growth, great list of benefits and salary opportunities.