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Ashridge House Business Development Executive

Job Sector

Promotions & Events


£24,000 pa, plus incentive scheme

Job Type




Job Description

Ashridge House, is an award winning Grade 1 listed neo-gothic mansion with extensive meeting and event facilities comprising 190 bedrooms, over 30 meeting rooms, 55 syndicate rooms, 7 function rooms and 190 acres of historic parkland and gardens.

Delivering the highest standard of service and facilities to both B2B and B2C clients is a fundamental part of our ethos and key to growing the business.

In order to maximize the income of the facilities, we are currently seeking an experienced sales person to pro-actively sell into the B2B & B2C market, whilst growing existing corporate accounts. This role is target driven and requires a can-do attitude to exceed targets whilst maintaining the highest level of customer service.


Responsibilities are likely to evolve with time depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Job Features

  • Identify clients/contacts/market segments to target and generate leads
  • Contact existing/potential clients and agencies to make appointments both on-site and off- site
  • Increase market share and revenue by identifying and securing new opportunities and business through networking events, FAM trips, client visits and representing Ashridge House at trade shows
  • Generate leads using social media tools like Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn
  • Develop and deepen relationships with booking agencies and clients to raise the profile of Ashridge House and deliver potential volume clients
  • Provide full and accurate verbal/written quotes for all facilities and services required for all event products e.g. Corporate Events, Private Functions & Weddings
  • Negotiate contractual terms with clients and get sign off to secure business
  • Up-sell other Ashridge products and services, such as facilitation, keynote speakers, experiential learning, Virtual Ashridge, etc
  • Liaising with hospitality teams across the business prior to and during the delivery of events
  • Keep abreast of competitors and changes in the market, and communicate this back to the Business Development Team
  • Maintain and grow relationships post event, including the following up of payments when necessary

Further Details


An Undergraduate (Bachelors) degree If you have experience in a proactive sales role and can demonstrate that you are an ambitious, determined and entrepreneurial individual please apply via the website

About us

Ashridge Executive Education is one of three operating divisions of Hult International Business School. Hult is a global institution with campuses in Boston, Dubai, San Francisco, Shanghai and three in or near London. The School´s mission is to transform the lives of individuals and organisations by providing an exceptionally valuable and enduring education that brings together people, cultures, and ideas from all around the world.

Mission statement

We strive to be the most relevant business school in the world

Additional Information

Benefits include 25 days holiday, meals and refreshments while on duty, free use of the leisure facilities and access to the company pension scheme and healthcare schemes. It is essential to have your own transport and free parking is available. Please note that you must have the right to work in EU to be considered for this position

At the heart of Ashridge Executive Education is the Ashridge (Bonar Law Memorial) Trust, a major UK charity incorporated by Act of Parliament that exists to provide global executive education together with appropriate research and to maintain Ashridge House and Gardens for the benefit of the nation. The Ashridge site in Berkhamsted acts as both the hub for this global operation and as a major conference centre

Hult International Business School, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organised in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges to award US degrees. Hult has a strategic alliance with Ashridge, which is a legally separate UK charity and has the power to award UK degrees. Hult and Ashridge present a combined position under a common brand and operate as an integrated educational institution, which leverages on the strengths of both.


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