Business Development Manager

About us

aql is a fast-paced, rapidly growing and award-winning wholesale telecommunications and data centre company based in Leeds city centre. We provide services to many UK telecommunications operators and to thousands of large retail, government and other high-profile organisations.


We are currently looking for an ambitious, target-driven Business Development Manager to join our dynamic Sales & Marketing team.

Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Director, you will be responsible for identifying, engaging and securing new business opportunities, as well as developing current client profiles and maximising revenue, in line with the Company’s strategic targets.

You will be able to demonstrate exceptional achievement in business development and sales, be skilled at turning prospects into long-standing, loyal accounts, and possess excellent influencing and negotiating abilities. As well as a first-class communicator and relationship builder, you will be customer focused and able to work collaboratively across the business.

Responsible for

  • Spotting and procuring new business in line with aql strategy
  • Establishing, maintaining and nurturing effective relationships with new and existing clients
  • Creating and delivering professional, high-quality, presentations, proposals and negotiations
  • Accurate analysis and reporting of progress, profitability and prospects to senior management


  • Have a successful track record of business development or account management
  • Are highly motivated and target driven
  • Possess excellent communication, negotiating, presentation and networking skills


  • Convenient location in South Bank, a five-minute walk from the station
  • On-site gym
  • Cycle to work
  • Free fruit every Monday and Wednesday
  • Free payday company breakfast
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension
  • Free access to events held at Salem Chapel