As Business Development Director, Sean is responsible for identifying opportunities for revenue growth, new and expanded client relationships and raising the Cratus profile across all of its existing markets and beyond. With a specific focus on new business, Sean leads on establishing and developing relationships with clients across our Public Affairs, Planning Communications and Communities practices.
If he doesn’t already have you on his vast network of contacts, you will typically hear from Sean when he spots a new project, a recent hire or promotion, a merger or an expansion. Anything that suggests a need for your team to engage with local government as a sector or with specific authorities, Sean will ensure that you know where the opportunities lie and how Cratus is best placed to support you.
In a normal year Sean would typically be representing Cratus at multiple external events each month or hosting our own gatherings at the LGA Annual and MIPIM for clients and partners. A networker to his bones, Sean led the Cratus digital charge as lockdown began and, alongside growing our Linkedin following by a factor of six, we also rolled out our own series of virtual events – webinars, round tables, private briefings and social gatherings alike. As a result of this we’ve made countless new connections as a company throughout this period.
Sean joined Cratus directly from London First where he spearheaded corporate member recruitment, commercial partnerships and other sponsorship opportunities across the housing, property, professional services and higher education sectors.
Previous experience includes developing sales operations for a number of commercial event companies within the UK and in Asia Pacific; promoting web broadcast, online consultation and digital content management services in the public policy space; leading member recruitment and best practice awards programmes for a UK-wide urban regeneration membership body and also a New Partnerships role with a Community Interest Company operating in the meanwhile space sector.
Talk to Sean about Business Development, Partnerships, Sponsorship of Cratus events and webinars.