Claremont's Ellie Smith, who's been shortlisted for Young Business Development Professional of the Year 2024

Claremont’s regional relationship manager, Ellie Smith, has been shortlisted for the prestigious North West Business Insider’s Young Business Development Professional of the Year Award, 2024.

The annual North West Young Professionals Awards celebrates young business talent across the region and includes professionals working in roles such as accountancy, marketing, sustainability, law, property, and business development.

The award shortlist recognises Ellie’s exceptional contribution to Claremont and commitment to nurturing strong client relationships and identifying new project opportunities.

Part of the Claremont family since 2019, Ellie is a formidable member of the six-strong business development team. During the first six months of the current financial year, she unearthed an impressive £40m of new business opportunities for Claremont and has been instrumental in its success in the housing association market.


Tim Frankland, managing director of Claremont, said, “Ellie really does deserve the title of Young Business Development Professional due to her exceptional contribution to our growth and her impressive enthusiasm and dedication to her work.

“Ellie has secured several very high-value business opportunities this financial year thanks to her proactive approach, strategic networking, adept handling of decision-makers and impressive communication skills. We’re thrilled to see that Ellie has made the shortlist which is  further recognition of her talent, dedication and tremendous hard work.”

Ellie Smith, Claremont’s regional relationship manager, said, “It’s wonderful to have your work valued and recognised not only by your team but also by your peers and the wider business community. I’m really delighted to have made the shortlist.”

The award is for young professionals under 35 in business development roles in professional services firms and regional businesses across the North West.  The winners of the 2024 awards will be announced on Wednesday, 17th April, at The Midland Hotel in Manchester.

Claremont is one of the UK’s leading office interior design, fit-out, furniture and technology companies and delivers workplaces that motivate and inspire.  Delivering projects across the UK from its offices in Warrington and Bristol, Claremont offers a full range of commercial and office interior solutions, including workplace analysis and consultancy, office space planning and interior design, fit-out, refurbishment, office relocation, furniture supply and installation as well as the integration of audio visual, multimedia and wireless technologies.
Claremont became an Employee Ownership Trust in December 2020.