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We are pleased to announce The BD100 2018 official unranked list

Tickets are now available for The BD100 and Pitch Perfect on 13 September.

Simon Ambrose, UK New Business Director, MediaCom
Charlotte Anderson, Business Development Director, Rufus Leonard
Bronwen Andrews, Director, Business Development, Edelman
Aivory Ann Gaw, Business Development Director, AKQA
Trevor Armel, Business Development Manager, McCann Enterprise
Charlie Attenborough, Business Development Director, The BIO agency
Kate Barker, Business Development Director, Start
Oliver Bell, New Business Director, Jellyfish
Francesca Brook, New Business Lead, MullenLowe London
Anna Burns, Managing Partner, Ogilvy
Anna Campbell, Managing Director, Business Development, OMD Worldwide
Richard Carroll, Business Development Director, Equator
Ash Clark, Business Development Manager, John Knowles Ritchie
Simon Cole, Business Development Director, Equator
Chris Cook, Head of Business Development, Mirum London
James Cotton, Founder & MD, Onespacemedia
Camilla Cramsie, Head of New Business & Marketing, Creature
Zoe Crowther, Marketing & New Business Director, Leo Burnett
Raj D’Arcy, Senior Business Development Manager, Selligent
Scott Davis, Business Development Director, Mood Media
Andrea Davis, Global Growth Director, Wavemaker
Matt Deegan, Business Development Manager, Realise
Oliver Dennis, Senior Business Development Manager, OMD Worldwide
Lorna Dixon, Global Growth Platform Director, Dentsu Aegis Network
David Edwards, Head of New Business, Coley Porter Bell
Katie Elliott, Head of New Business, Mother
Gareth Evans, Growth Director, Cogent
Julia Franks, New Business Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
Lucy Freedman, Marketing Manager, Above & Beyond
Mike Friend, Head of Business Development & Operations, IThinkMedia
Adam Fulford, Managing Parter, New Business, Mindshare
Steve Garside, Head of New Business, MRM Meteorite
Jessica Gibb, Business Development Director, St Luke’s Communications
Miranda Glover, Business Director, Great State
Karen Grainger, Business Development Director, 4PS
Bailee-Kate Griggs, Business Development Manager, Publicis Media
Frankie Guzi, Business Development Manager, The Yard Creative
Garry Hamilton, Group Business Development Director, Equator
Antonia Harrison, Worldwide Network Director, M&C Saatchi
Laura Holme, Founder & Director, Ballyhoo Coaching & Consulting
Philip Honour, Associate Director, Global Visibility & Lead Generation, Porter Novelli
Charlie Hunt, Head of New Business UK, DigitasLBi
Sam Ineson, Business Development Director, CDS
Anastasia Innes, Business Development Director, Worldwide, OMD
Jonathan Jesson, Chief Growth Officer, McCann Central
Lucinda Johnson, Marketing & New Business Director, Omnicom Media Group UK
Ellie Jones, Business Development Director, Omobono
Kate Keepax, New Business & Marketing Director, Havas London
Martina Lacey, New Business Director, Mindshare
Matt Lambert, Business Development Director, TMW
Richard Lee, Sales Manager, TVC
Yasmin Malecki, Business Development Manager, Sovendus
Carolina Mandich, Business Development Director, Rufus Leonard
Nic Manser, New Business Director, BBH
Charlie Martyn, New Business Director, J Walter Thompson
Dan May, New Business Manager, Oliver
Ali Maynard, Global Business Director, Manifest Group
Andrew McCormick, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Essence
Rebecca McEwan, Business Development Manager, Dentsu Aegis Network
Sam Meade, Business Development Director, Upfront Business Development
Leona Miles, Business Development Director, Bluesoup
Jemima Monies, Head of New Business & PR, Adam&Eve DDB
Lucy Morris, Head of Business Development, TMW Unlimited
Victoria Morrison, Marketing and New Business Director, TH_NK
Matthew O’Connor, Head of Growth & Marketing, Novoda
Ingrid Olmesdahl, Client Services Director, Red Badger
Amy Osborne, Business Development Manager, Mr B & Friends Creative Ltd
Sajag Patel, Global Development Director, 1HQ
Nick Pawlak, Group Account & New Business Director, WCRS
Erica Pew, Head of Hustle, Zak
Ben Philyaw, Chief Growth Officer, Mirum Agency
Tim Pike, Business Development Director, 360 OM Limited
Eli Pinto, Co Founder & CEO, Sharp Co-Lab
Jamie Pollard, Digital Solutions Manager, Blueclaw
Ben Potter, Business Development Mentor, Freelance Consultant
Alex Pym, Managing Director, Huge
George Read, New Business Director, Rehab
Kat Renshaw, Business Development Director, Ear to the Ground
Joshua Robertson, Group Head of Business Development, VCCP
Oliver Roby, Commercial Manager, eJIGSAW Ltd
Christoper Saich, Director, YCS Digital
Kellie Sharp, Sales & Marketing Director, Reckless
Brandon Smith, Global Head of New Business, iProspect
Gemma Smith, Client Manager, Capture Marketing
Lydia Smith, New Business Director, M&C Saatchi
Lyndsay Smith, Founder, Savvy Business Consulting
Lucy Snell, Co-Founder, Cherry
Darryl Sparey, Business Development Director, Hotwire
Caroline Sparkes, Managing Partner, Dare
Jon Spary, New Business Director, Freelance
Anna Stone, New Business & Marketing Manager, Ogilvy
Sophia Story, Chief Change Maker, 3 SIDED CUBE
Katie Street, Group Sales & Marketing Director, Etch & Big Radical
Emily Underhill, New Business & Marketing Director, MC&C Media
Paul Veltman, Director Global Business Development & Relationship Director, We Are Vista
Ed Walker, Business Development Director, Foolproof
Kleon West, Business Development Director, theEword
Jack Williams, New Business, Atomic London
Franky Woods, Business Development Manager, Agency51
Robert Yardy, Head of Business Development, MMT Digital

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.