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Marketing & Business Development Director

About the role

Shepherd and Wedderburn is the largest Scottish-headquartered UK law firm, with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, London and Dublin.

Founded in 1768, it has been at the forefront of innovation in all the key sectors of the economy – from the expansion of Edinburgh’s financial services sector to, more recently, its work with Scotland’s first tech unicorn and on landmark clean energy projects. Its focus has always been firmly on the future, and on ensuring we maintain our proud tradition of supporting innovation, economic growth and international commerce.

Its team of lawyers are currently advising organisations active in more than 120 overseas jurisdictions and work with some of the UKs most prestigious organisations.


The Role

The opportunity has arisen for a new Marketing & Business Development Director (MBD Director) to join the business at a key point in our growth and development.

Reporting to the Managing Partner and Board, the MBD Director will assume the responsibility for the evolution and implementation of a robust and innovative Marketing & Business Development strategy that focuses on key growth sectors including (i) Clean Energy, (ii) Real Estate & Infrastructure and (iii) Technology, whilst retaining presence and focus on the broader markets in which it operates such as Financial Services.

The Marketing & Business Development function comprises several teams including Marketing & Communications (including digital communications), Events Management, Tenders & Bids and Business Development, with the latter team also holding responsibility for managing key accounts within the organisation. The MBD Director will work collaboratively and closely with Partners to promote the business in its respective markets in the most engaging and appropriate manner.


Candidate Requirements

We are seeking an experienced and inspiring Business Development leader who has extensive experience of running Marketing & Business Development teams preferably within professional services sectors.

They will have an in-depth knowledge of all Business Development disciplines with particular experience of running effective CRM, Key Client programmes and motivating business development teams.

Their previous experience will have involved the development of sector specific BD and Marketing strategies, with particular emphasis on the Firms core sectors – Real Estate, Energy or Financial Services.


For full details on the role and further information on the company please download the candidate brochure here.

To apply, please send your CV with full remuneration details to Jamie Brown, Director at FWB Park Brown at  For an initial confidential conversation please contact our Edinburgh office on 0131 539 7087.