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Business Development and Research Manager

Job title: Business Development and Research Manager 

Location: Beryl, The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum 

Ref: BerylBDRM01

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 9th October 2019 

SMIDSY Ltd T/A Beryl. Company registered in England, registration number: 07831245R.


Here at Beryl we have a clear vision... to build a better world by getting more people in cities on bikes. Our aim is to be the UK's leading micro-mobility company, delivering financially sustainable shared schemes to UK communities. We care about safety, the environment, and beautiful design.

Headed up by Emily Brooke, the British inventor and entrepreneur known for developing the Beryl (formerly Blaze) Laserlights used for Santander Cycles, our Head Office space is based in Bethnal Green, and is the creative hub of the Brand. It is here that critical product design decisions are made, supported by a best in class Tech Dev Department.

Teams which support the infrastructure of the business also play a key role in our success,  from Operations, Finance and People, to Business Development, Sales and Marketing. Our network of bike workshops are strategically positioned to support our local markets, all underpinned by a dedicated customer service team...

Beryl is growing...fast...and now is the most exciting time to join our team.


  • Supporting the implementation of new schemes, by working with local authorities to research and identify local goals, and action them. 
  • Act as a liaison between local authorities and Beryl’s operations and design teams.
  • Be comfortable writing entire tender responses or contributing as one of multiple workstreams to deliver tenders on time.
  • Facilitating community engagement sessions. 
  • Advance Beryl’s advocacy of cycling in the UK through the building of strong relationships with government officials and local activists. 
  • Attend presentations and negotiations with clients.
  • Coordinate responses and mobilisation efforts with operational teams in order to deliver bid outcomes successfully to customers.
  • Supporting internal Beryl teams with research on transport and city planning best practice. 


  • You’ll be an enthusiastic member of the team, and take pleasure in shared success
  • Strong analytical skills with good attention to detail with an ability to interpret information to derive business outcomes or solutions
  • A strong understanding and passion for growing the role of sustainable transport.
  • If you ride bikes, or have a passion for sustainable transport that is a massive bonus
  • Be happy contributing to the culture and wellbeing of the workplace and your colleagues
  • Enthusiastic relationship builder, capable of representing the company at events and presentations


  • Masters degree in a related field such as transport planning, geography or Smart Cities and Urban Analytics
  • 2 years + experience working with/in at or selling into the public sector.
  • Dealing with tender processes and managing submissions with senior colleagues.
  • Experience of writing bids including government tenders;
  • Experience working on transportation projects in cities of varying sizes 
  • Previous experience working with public sectors to research and implement transport projects

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London HQ

Perseverance Works
E2 7NX London Directions info@beryl.cc 020 3196 5244

Working at Beryl

We've worked hard to make our culture one that is positive, relaxed, and incredibly hardworking. We put a real emphasis on growth and personal development, and we encourage learning at every opportunity. 

We understand that there is life outside of Beryl, and we fully support this with flexible working, time off for volunteering and other commitments, and an enhanced parental leave scheme. We celebrate all of our wins, personal and professional.

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