Business Development Executive (BDE)

Reports to: Business Development Team Leader
Salary: £16,100 per annum
Bonus: Uncapped, discretionary and performance-based

Purpose of role

As a Business Development Executive, which is an entry level and trainee position, you will be responsible for working our database to nurture it. This will involve appending valuable key information, such as telephone numbers, key contact names and/or email addresses, where this may be missing by contacting businesses to  introduce our business and services and explore ways in which Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions (HBFS) can add value. The aim of this activity is to generate new business opportunities.


Other desired qualities are:


Prior work experience is ideal albeit not essential. However, if there is no prior work experience, then it’s important that there is a demonstration of other instances where the individual has shown their ability to apply themselves  and maintain their activity, such as Duke of Edinburgh certificates, charity work, volunteering, belonging to a band/ choir any anywhere where regular commitment, a good work ethic and participation as well as working with others and other necessary life-skills can be evidenced.

HBFS is an FCA regulated business and so training, compliance and quality are key. The right candidates will therefore have an eye for detail and the ability to learn and retain information, using it as appropriate.

All new BDEs are situated within a development POD, consisting of other team members and those senior to you will be responsible for your training and development. Additionally, you will be working with our Head of New Business who will be assessing your development and quality of work throughout.

The team at HBFS will work with the right candidate to help develop the necessary skills, ranging from basic sales training to more advanced consultative selling skills, as well as the skills required to perform the administrative elements of the role.

The BDE will learn about the commercial finance world, how to operate our CRM and the necessary processes and this can evolve to become a relationship, lead generation (via telemarketing) and sales role.

Key responsibilities

What we offer

About Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions

Established in 1997, Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions is an award-winning commercial finance brokerage which introduces businesses of all sizes to the most suitable funding solutions on the market, releasing the working capital that is fundamental to their growth. With offices in Southampton, Hove and Poland, the company is a family-run business and part of the wider Hilton-Baird Group, which employs more than 75 staff.

How to apply

To apply for this position please email, attaching your CV and covering letter, stating clearly which role you are interested in.