Business Development Executive – Part-time (£COMPETITIVE)

Who we are

Metis Partners is an Intellectual Property (“IP”) Valuation firm with a proven track record in the assessment, valuation and sale of IP assets. Established in 2003, we have grown to become a dynamic team of specialists working from offices in Glasgow and San Diego and are acknowledged as the UK market leader in our field. We continue to invest in a committed team, based in Glasgow, and our expansion strategy is creating opportunities for the team to both widen its skillset and gain more international experience working in Europe and the US.

What we do

We identify, value and sell IP for a range of clients, big and small, private and PLC, across numerous sectors. Our approach is focused on analysing a business, its key resources, its competitive advantage and how IP contributes to the business. We get a unique, inside view of what makes companies tick – both the successful ones and those who are failing. We also provide support other professionals, advising on and facilitating business turnarounds leveraging the value of IP assets to attract rescue funding.

We operate across three IP disciplines: IP Valuation, IP Advisory and Corporate Recovery and Restructuring. A Senior Manager heads up each of the three teams. Metis Partners is acknowledged as the UK market leader in IP Valuation and IP Sale and is expanding its niche international business in the US and Europe.

Do you recognise any of our clients?

Alix Partners, Bain Capital, Clydesdale Bank, Deloitte, Duff and Phelps, Ernst & Young, Faraday Future, FRP, Gordon Brothers, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Octopus Investments, P2i and Secure Channels.

What the role involves

We are currently recruiting for a part-time Business Development Executive that can extend our professional reach and support our expansion across all three disciplines.

Working directly with the Founder and Senior Managers, the role will involve daily contact with accountants, lawyers, insolvency practitioners, M&A professionals and corporates. The right candidate will be fully versed in our IP services and be confident discussing these via phone, content-led emails, meetings and events.

Key responsibilities

  • Fostering lasting relationships with influencers & decision makers, particularly in professional services
  • Developing cold and warm leads; appraising which service they need and making the necessary introductions to our Senior Managers to secure client engagement
  • Working with our Marketing Manager and actively contributing to marketing activities
  • Delivering our business development matrix; our approach designed to maximise engagement with target contacts in order to increase total turnover

Skills required

  • A track record in business development within professional services
  • A commitment to learn about IP and the services we offer and the self-confidence to sell these services to corporates and professional advisors
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commercial awareness and professional discretion; assignments can be commercially sensitive/confidential
  • A can-do attitude with the ability to take responsibility for achieving targets


We are an employee-focused company – our CEO won the 2018 Innovation in the Workplace IOD Award and we offer an excellent package of benefits including:

  • A flexible environment to facilitate a good work-life balance

  • Casual dress code

  • Private healthcare

  • Excellent training opportunities including IP Foundation Course and a mentoring programme

How to apply

Please apply in writing, by forwarding your C.V and a covering letter explaining why you feel you should be successful in your application for this role to Iain Baird, Metis Partners, 33 Lynedoch Street, Glasgow G3 6AA (