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Founded in 1997 in France, Leyton is a global innovation funding consultancy dedicated to helping our clients improve their business performance.

In the UK we currently work with over 6,000 innovative companies and due to our unrivalled technical expertise and resources, we are ideally positioned to help businesses of all sizes benefit from valuable Government innovation tax incentives, as well as grant funding. 

We work in close partnership with our clients to identify the government funding schemes which are most relevant to them. Our sector experts explore their business activities in detail to ensure all potential qualifying costs are considered and the maximum benefits are delivered to each client.

Our range of products in the UK includes R&D Tax Credits, Patent Box, Grants, Land Remediation Relief, Creative Industries Tax Relief. We also offer comprehensive HR & Employment Law services through our associated legal business, LexLeyton.

Senior Sales Manager

We have ambitious plans to ramp up our existing operations in Edinburgh and as a result we have an immediate need for an experienced Senior Sales Manager to help make this happen.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to grow and enhance their career in a forward-thinking, dynamic organisation or take the next step on their management journey.

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Main Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Champion the continued growth of our Scotland operations, with direct accountability for the successful expansion and performance of our Edinburgh office
  • Overall responsibility for our existing Glasgow BD function and its Sales Managers
  • Extending support to our Manchester and London BD teams and their Senior Sales Managers/Sales Managers
  • Monitor, train and mentor the existing managers and their sales team on a daily basis to achieve success
  • Assist with recruiting, objectives setting, coaching and performance monitoring of sales team members
  • Build and promote strong, long-lasting customer relationships by partnering with them and understanding their needs
  • Present sales, growth and revenue reports and realistic forecasts to the wider management team
  • Identify emerging market opportunities and market shifts and competitive landscape
  • Work closely with all Leyton departments and business units to ensure strong communication and collaboration
  • Matrix reporting into the Head of Scotland and Head of Sales, with a large component of autonomous working
  • Taking ownership of key, UK wide projects from inception through to delivery

Desired Experience & Skills:

  • A born leader, with field sales experience and experience of sales management in a B2B environment
  • New Business Development experience, preferably working within solution sales
  • Outstanding communication skills; confident & articulate
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (not essential if good level of experience)
  • Willingness to travel UK wide

We offer real career opportunities in a fast-growing, friendly firm with a dynamic and ambitious team. 

Our remuneration package is very attractive – you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary, as well as a bonus based on the company’s overall achievements. 

For the right candidate, the extensive growth plans for the UK offer the opportunity to progress quickly in terms of promotion.

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Rewards & Benefits at Leyton

Medical & Dental Insurance

Group Personal Pension Plan

Exclusive Training Platforms

Generous Holiday Allowance

Summer & Christmas Parties

Corporate Charity Days & team nights out

Perkbox and free snacks & coffee

Bring your dog to work and season loan ticket

Sustainability by Leyton

All of our Corporate Social Responsibility actions come from the expertise of our employees in the technical, energy and economic areas.  The Leyton Group sponsors numerous organisations and foundations, focusing on social, societal and environmental impact.

We are part of the UN Global Compact – one of the United Nation’s international networks – undertaking to implement 10 universal principles and to annually communicate on the progress made in each office around the world.  And the support provided by Leyton since 2019 to the Pure Ocean Fund is helping to fund new technological, environmental and social innovations for the protection of the oceans. 

Contact us or apply today.

To find out more about this fantastic opportunity with Leyton, please contact Denholm Associates today. Thank you.

Gareth Glen

Our Community

As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.

Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.

Our Environment

We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.

Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option. 

Our People

Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!

We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.

We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.

Our Purpose

Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.

Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.

The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.

As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.

And this is what we do, every day.

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Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team. 

You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business


In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.

Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

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