Independent business development manager and sales services tailored for entrepreneurs, innovators, pre- and post-investment startups and rapid growth SMEs
Business development innovation
Business development for high growth

Since 2011 Independent Business Development Manager (i-BDM Ltd) has been providing specialist and niche hands-on independent business development manager services into SMEs in sectors as wide ranging as high technology, software development, cyber security, investigations services, defence & security, specialist training and lots more besides.

By “hands-on” we mean that i-BDM does not simply advise or coach business owners on what they could or should be doing to maximise sales and build more business, but to step in and actually deliver on these plans. As an independent business development manager our clients can expect high quality and high impact delivery of leads, qualified introductions, strategic partnerships and sales provided on a flexible basis using our proven “Retainer Plus” model.

Borne out from years of experience in working closely with SMEs, startups and innovators, we understand the way in which the day-to-day operation of doing business means we often lack time to focus on our business to develop it further and look more smartly and objectively at how we work and maximise revenue.

Strong business development is always hand-in-hand with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships and when you look for an independent business development manager this should be high on your list of priorities. Your business will be something that you are passionate about, something that you spend a huge amount of time in and as such it will be a part of you. Our mission is always to work with you to ensure sustainable and long term growth.

Our Services

We recognise that although the vast percentage of business owners want to build more sales there is not always capacity within the current organisation to set aside dedicated time to build a robust development plan. Taking on an independent business development manager through i-BDM Ltd provides you with this expertise and resource to quickly grow your business.

Often, with new businesses, there is also not the cash flow to enable bringing in a new recruit to the team and all that this would entail. i-BDM was designed to fill this gap and work with these business owners to offer a flexible business development service that would be relevant, efficient and cost-effective.

There is nothing ‘cold’ about our approach and we ensure that those we are contacting will be interested in what you have to offer.

Business development for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs & Innovators

Getting your product, service or solution to market and in front of the right customers, strategic partners and investors .
Lead generation

Strategic Lead Generation

Working with you to ask “who would your ideal client be?” and creating a specific ‘hitlist’ to make high level introductions.
Business development for startups

Growth SMEs & Startups

Thriving SMEs now looking for rapid growth into new sectors where your product/solution can add value and grow sales.
Research and Development for Innovation

Research & Development

Assessing the current funding opportunities for you and assisting in the concept development and prototype.
Business development and bid management

Special Projects & Bid Management

Project management, internal & external business projects, monitoring & responding to public tenders.


Defence innovation

Defence, Security & Government

Targeted engagement with agencies and departments within MOD, Home Office and Government to explore possibilities and exports.
International export business development

Resellers & International Partners

Locating, recruiting and managing international partners and channel resellers for rapid growth in new markets overseas.
Customer Stories
i-BDM is a specialised and highly focused capability for SMEs looking for active business development and sales activity. As part of the rich tapestry of ‘business development’ we tend to get involved with a whole range and variety of different businesses each in different sectors and each with their own story to tell. You can read through these, looking at how an independent business development manager works, and see if they resonate with you and your business. If they do, get in touch using the contact form below.
Software innovation



Working with truly disruptive technologies and developing opportunities for niche solutions in new markets.

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Selling to corporates



SMEs with huge ambition and drive to work with the big beasts of industry and supply into large budget contracts.

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International resellers



The UK market – done! What next? Global ambition and strategic partnerships across the world for global sales.

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Startup business development



Many startups share the same challenges, the same excitement and the same processes. Can we learn something?

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Contact Us
Contact i-BDM
Please use the contact form below if you would like to be in touch and to talk through any business development projects you have where you feel an independent business development manager could help.

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i-BDM Limited Beauchamp House, 402-403 Stourport Road, Kidderminster, DY11 7BG Company Number: 07497057

VAT# #336169100

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