The BD100 2019

The best in the business – of business development

The UK’s 100 most influential business developers, The BD100 recognises the talent – in-house and consultant, managers and foot soldiers – leading the charge in marketing agency new business and business development.

Our annual BD100 List ranks the UK’s top 100 business developers – it’s a showcase of the brightest talent driving client-agency relationships in UK marketing today. We shine a light on the skills, the pitches, the wisdom and the techniques of the best in the business – of business development.

Step 1: Nominate

Nominations for The BD100 2019 has now closed.

Step 2: Upload Profile

If you’ve been nominated, then upload your profile here. We ask nominees to upload a short, punchy profile that explains their business development approach and successes over the last year. This will be published for you to share with your peers, fans and friends to encourage them to vote for you.

Step 3: Vote

Voting will close on the 20th October 2019. All nomination profiles will be published on the Drum and you will be able to vote for who you think should be included in The BD100.


Join us on the 20th November 2019 at Atmosphere Venues in Westminster to celebrate the UK Business Development community.


6.00 PM: Arrival and networking drinks

7.00 PM: Introduction from The BD100 founders Richard McHardy and Jody Osman

7.15 PM: Panel discussion – The future of business development

8.00 PM: Keynote – Frank Dick OBE

8.45 PM: Break

9.00 PM: Awards

9.45 PM: Closing remarks

10.00 PM: Networking drinks and music


The BD100’s Co-Founders Jody Osman and Richard McHardy would love to hear from you with any questions, or if you’re interested in getting involved. We’d also like to thank the following business for supporting us so far.


View highlights and the list of nominees from The BD100 2018.