Congratulations to Emily Warburton, our business development coordinator, who has been shortlisted in the Young BDM of the Year category at the North West Professionals Awards this September.
Emily graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in English literature in 2019, before working in the facilities management sector at Engie as the Account Administrator.
In September 2020, Emily joined the team at Sutcliffe where her current role is to maximise business opportunities by researching suitable tenders and submitting high quality bids to drive growth and profitability within the company.
In order to secure new work, Emily uses her degree to confidently and creatively display Sutcliffe in the best light, providing an increased chance of securing new business and achieving new frameworks.
As a determined and conscientious young lady, Emily is always on the lookout for new opportunities, whether that be online, through word of mouth, via social media or by attending networking events.
After successfully achieving her first ever bid, Emily’s talent and passion for the role became evident as she secured Sutcliffe onto the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council framework, giving Sutcliffe the potential to bring in structural and geotechnical engineering jobs until 2025.
This was followed by a number of other successful bids for a range of disciplines across Sutcliffe’s service offering.
Emily’s biggest win is being appointed on the Torus Consultancy Framework, with potential fees of over £1m over the next four years, Both Emily and Sutcliffe are hoping to keep our success rate high as we await results of other recently submitted bids.
Besides submitting bids and seeking new opportunities for Sutcliffe, Emily is integral to the overall team in order to keep the business running smoothly, such as informing all members of staff on new jobs and any other important information.
During the Covid pandemic, networking became increasingly more difficult. While face to face interaction was halted, the digital alternative presented new challenges of securing business and making new connections through a computer screen via Zoom or Teams. Although this has presented a set of challenges, it has provided the opportunity to keep driving momentum, albeit a little differently.
With restrictions due to ease in a couple of weeks, we are hopeful that local businesses will be able to attend events, conferences and private meetings – if you see us at an event please pop over and say hello!
Wishing Emily lots of luck for the night, everyone at Team Sutcliffe is rooting for you!