The BD100 2017/18

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

Nominate or get nominated for this year’s BD100. Who in the business development world deserves to be on The List? Who has impressed? Should it be you?

Step 2: Pitch

What’s your pitch? We ask nominees to upload a short, punchy pitch that explains their business development successes from 2017. Share your pitch on social with the hashtag #TheBD100 so that peers, fans and friends can vote for you.

Step 3: Vote

Get voting. Anyone can view all nominee pitches on The Drum. The pitch that impresses most – give it your vote, and help to shape this year’s BD100.


Join us on Thursday 13th September to celebrate the UK business development community.


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.