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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Business Development Manager - Rail and Automotive

  • Job added:   21 August 2019
  • Salary:   £35000 - £45000/annum Plus sales bonus scheme
  • Location:   Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   210639114
  • Company:   CV-Library
Job Title: Business Development Manager - Transportation

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 per week

Job Location: Birmingham

Travel: Office and Field based

As a Business Development Manager, you’ll generate, identify and capitalise on opportunities to develop new business within the Automotive and Rail sectors.

You’ll write high quality bespoke tenders, proposals and presentation material to ensure current or prospective clients and their procurement departments, have a thorough understanding of the full range of SGS services and contacts, including the benefits, advantages and added value services.

You will also develop and deploy marketing campaigns to increase industry awareness of SGS services and grow the Transportation business in the UK.

As a Business Development Manager, you’ll receive a salary of between £35k and £45k, depending on experience, plus a company car, and you will also benefit from a sales related bonus scheme, retail discount scheme, private health cover, and a contributory pension scheme and life cover.


To be successful you’ll need to have previous experience operating in a business development role, selling B2B services preferably within the Transportation sector, or similar environment, with the ability to sell ‘Services’ rather than ‘Products’.

You’ll have a proven record of achieving sales targets (new and existing clients) and will be experienced in establishing professional and progressive relationships with key influencers in client organisations.

You’ll also need experience in drafting and submitting high quality bespoke tenders, negotiating effectively with clients and will have the ability to convert customer ‘ideas’ or ‘requirements’ into compelling quotes / tender materials. You will be confident in preparing and delivering high quality, clear and succinct presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint and other media, ensuring immediate understanding of the subject matter and buy-in to key points.

You’ll also need a sound local/global working knowledge of the products/services/business including, market trends, statutory obligations, new innovations & any environmental, economic and political influences, etc


* GCSE / A Level English & Maths grades A-C (or equivalent)

* Relevant industry/professional qualification

* Full driving licence for use in the UK


SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.
At SGS, we have an open corporate and international culture, we offer a dynamic work environment in a leading global company. Our high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company.

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