Business Development / New Business - joint sales position

by Simon McClelland Morris
Large format, Hiring

Joint Position: Business Development / New Business Manager (salary experience related + commission)

Position Summary

The Graphical Tree is looking to appoint an experienced individual to act as Business Development Manager and attract new business to the company.

The successful candidate will be an ambitious, proactive individual who can help nurture and grow our existing client base and contacts, increasing sales and widening our customer's knowledge of our production services, as well as bringing new customers into the business.

Ideally, we looking for a person with a proven track record in large-format print and display and someone with the experience and ability to hit the ground running. We want you to feel proud of working for The Graphical Tree, and of your achievements as we continue to grow, knowing you have contributed to its success, whilst enjoying being an integral part of the team.

Great communication and interpersonal skills are crucial to make this position a success, as is the ability to educate, gain the trust of, and manage client expectations. We welcome your enthusiasm and experience in the role to help make it a success.

If successful you will be responsible for establishing new relationships, and nurturing existing ones, as well as identifying business opportunities, while working closely with the production department to deliver projects as specified and on time.

You will be given the responsibility, resources, and trust so you can build an exciting client base, and most importantly, a great career for yourself.

The Company

Established in 2007, The Graphical Tree has grown year after year with its continual investment in new print technologies, internal systems, services, and staff. We offer a platform to learn new skills, whilst working amongst ambitious and creative individuals, who maintain a strong ethos in building the business for all involved.

Our client portfolio is continually growing and consists of global brands, award-winning creative agencies, and renowned annual events. Servicing retail, commercial development, and exhibition sectors require the diverse range of display solutions, products, and capabilities we offer, to ensure we remain a leader in the industry. We are always looking to develop, innovate and access new markets giving any sales executive a great opportunity to share the expertise of The Graphical Tree.

The Graphical Tree is also proudly environmentally conscious. We were green pioneers within the industry, using the HP Latex water-based ink printers at an early stage of their introduction, and are a proud partner of isla, the sustainable event organization. In 2020 we were invited to be a founding member of the isla Print Working Group - which aims to implement positive change within the events sector, as well as push for related industry policy change at the government level. You can read more about our sustainable offering here.

Key Skills

The ability to plan and implement a successful sales strategy that encourages and develops growth, both from the existing database as well as the locating of potential new customers.

The desire and skills to engage potential new customers across a variety of communication leads including – email, telephone, social media including LinkedIn, and face-to-face.

Great negotiating and listening skills, coupled with an enthusiasm for the print processes and products are a winning formula to secure new business and repeat orders.

Confidence in managing large format print and display requests from clients and suppliers.

Experience in large format print and display production methods; available substrates and media; interpretation and understanding of customer briefs, and a creative eye which is a big plus in helping clients navigate the wide range of print and display solutions on offer.

Knowledge of budgets, cost analysis, and estimating.

Knowledge of Excel and spreadsheets.

Some Adobe Creative Suite knowledge would be useful, but not essential.

You will need to be able to work on your own initiatives and as part of a team.

To register interest

If you are interested in the position please send a cover letter and your CV to

To find out more about the company including our ethos, services, and case studies, visit

We look forward to hearing from you.