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The Global Business Excellence Awards prides itself on having a large panel of independent expert judges who select winners according to strict criteria for each category and sector; focussing on financial results, innovation, customer, employee, investor and community benefits.
Commenting on Bid Writer Consultancy, winner in the Outstanding Business category, the chairman of judges said: “The government is keen that smaller businesses get a larger share of business with the public sector and Bid Writer Consultancy has gone a long way to make this happen. By keeping its overheads low, the company provides affordable bid writing services giving smaller businesses access to new opportunities. Bid Writer puts customers first every time and its consultants go the extra mile to help clients win the business. With a win rate of over 85%, Bid Writer Consultancy is a gem of a business with a bright future.”
Bid Writer Consultancy - Best Small to Medium-sized Business
Commenting on Bid Writer Consultancy, winner in the Best Small to Medium Size Business category, the chairman of the judges said: “Bid Writer Consultancy is an amazing company that has found a niche market helping businesses access lucrative contracts from local authorities and the public sector. Often smaller firms miss out of these contacts because they don’t know how to write the tenders. The company does all the writing and has achieved an incredibly high success rate. Needless to say, with its extraordinary success, Bid Writer Consultancy has a brilliant future ahead of it as a leader in its field.”
Bid Writer Consultancy - Best Customer Focus
Commenting on Bid Writer Consultancy, the winner in the Best Customer Focus category, the chairman of the judges said:
“Bid Writer Consultancy is so committed to helping smaller businesses win lucrative business from the public sector and local authorities that it really does puts customers before profit. To get bids completed on time, its consultant writers work flexibly and even at weekends to meet clients’ needs. By having its writers work remotely, Bid Writer saves on offices costs and passes the saving onto its clients. Congratulations to Bid Writer Consultancy for giving clients access to affordable bid writing services and new and exciting opportunities in the public sector that will help them build thriving sustainable businesses.”
Testimonials .... not from 'one off' clients but from people who we work with as an extension of their internal teams. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed receiving them.
"I have worked with Sharon many times since we first worked together at Shaw Trust in the early 2000s. Sharon is without doubt the most organised bid writer I have worked with. Her depth of knowledge across various sectors means that she will answer those difficult questions and can advise on bid structure and strategy. Sharon is always 'can do' and looking to find solutions. In our most recent work together (July-Aug 2020) we were successful in all five DWP bids submitted for a client, a testiment to good teamwork. I would thoroughly recommend Sharon to anyone looking for professional and expert bid writing services". Elizabeth Armstrong. Independent Consulting
"I have known Sharon for over 10 years and have called on her to lead bids for me in several of my roles as Business Development Director across Health and Social Care, Welfare and Skills. Sharon has achieved a 100% success rate, bids have included the full process from initial storyboarding through to final submission. Her most recent work with me was developing an employment and skills model for individuals with complex physical and mental health issues which resulted in us securing a significant contract. I have no hesitation in recommending her as she is a real asset to any organisation". Heidi Stewart
"When three Framework opportunities to supply and maintain catering equipment were tendered I knew that we needed professional bid writing support to win. I cannot thank Sharon and Jillian enough for their support and input which resulted in our company being awared all three contracts. It made a massive difference to the whole content of the tenders and gave us a format ready for future bids". "As an update, our success has substantially increased our company turnover in 2018" Ann Kahrman Director Sime Catering
"Thank you for being ‘life savers’ . The team at BID were a pleasure to work with. They completed our ESF bid after another bid writer let us down at short notice. I was struggling to answer many of the questions and in addition to writing responses the Team gave me guidance on the funders wider requirements. The result is a fantastic submission that we are proud of" Garry Connor, Director of Services, Diversiti UK Learning and Development CIC
"I have worked with Sharon over a number of years. She has immense subject matter knowledge and experience, which supports her bid writing. Her strong link to innovation has always made her bids stand out from others and achieve their intended outcome. I have no hesitation in recommending Sharon to any organisation if they want a successful bid writer." Jagdeep Soor Senior Programme Manager Centre for Ageing Better
"Sharon and Jillian are warm, direct and professional. I requested that they put together two tenders in response to a funder advertising three opportunities. Jillian worked with me to assess 'why I would win' and advised me to bid for the third opportunity, more suited to my experience, which resulted in me winning the contract! Both Sharon and Jillian turn information into an excellent bid document quickly and efficiently, really understanding what the funder is looking for. I would urge anyone that does not have the skill set to put a tender together to use BID". Natalia Nicholson Entreprener, Corporate Trainer and Digital Maketing Coach
"I cannot recommend the team at Bid Writer Consultancy highly enough. Sharon and Jillian always go the extra mile and nothing is ever too much trouble. I have learnt so much from them in terms of bidding. A HUGE thank you". Suzanne Skeete, Director Tappy Twins &Teenline, Founder of the Courageous Kids Awards
"We are delighted to have won a 4 year contract with Birmingham City Council due to the help and guidance of Sharon and Jillian at Bid Writer Consultancy. Our bid scored top marks for Quality and Social Value! The support and knowledge they provided during the process was so valuable that I asked them to continue to work with me on a monthly basis to ensure that all the Key Contract requirements are reported correctly. My decision to work with BID came from them responding to my initial enquiry on a Sunday! From first contact they fully understood that I had a busy day job, so the majority of our correspondence was conducted evenings, weekends and even over a bank holiday. The team helped me to recognise how good my business actually is and they genuinely cared just as much as me about winning. This took away the apprehension of bidding for such a large local authority contract and became an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend their bid writing and ongoing support service". Company Director, – Mr Singh (MOT Garage West Midlands)
"We were recommended by a partner organisation to use Bid Writer Consultancy (BID) and from the first telephone call we were pleased with our decision. Nothing was too much trouble for the team. We were supported during the PQQ and tender stages of strategically important opportunities. Two team members worked with us at our base in Motherwell to match the unique points of our delivery model to service specifications. We were delighted to win two contracts. We would definitely work with BID again and have already recommended them to others in our sector". Elayne Muir, Contracts Director, Verg (Vocational Education Resource Group)
"I was very impressed by the professionalism and high standard of the team at Bid Writer Consultancy (BID). We contacted Sharon to help improve our draft responses four days before a tender submission deadline. From our initial enquiry Sharon and her team were a pleasure to work with. They worked evenings and the weekend to support us and highlighted areas we hadn't even considered to improve our submission. I have no hesitation recommending BID to other companies looking for support". Sam Wheatcroft, Director, Multicare.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sharon and Colin at Bid Writer Consultancy for their help on our recent tender. They had excellent understanding of our business. Their advice was very beneficial and the work was first class in very short timeframes. Having used other companies before it was amazing how the team at BID managed to improve on their work so much. I realise now that winning is about having the rightpeople who understand our sector supporting our bids. After reviewing commissioner feedback on a submission, where we were ranked 1st, it showed that you really were spot on with your suggestions. It’s made me appreciate the work you did for me even more”. Needless to say I will be using your services again. Adam Bunce, Director, 2020 Consultancy – Highways and Transportation Consultants.HIGHWAYS TENDERING
"Sharon worked with ma on a number of highways tenders and contributed greatly to our solutions. Her writing style is excellent and she takes time to make sure she understands what is needed." Maurice (Mo) Perkins Technical Services Director Skanska.
In 2016 Skanska was awarded a £656m contract for the upkeep of Devon’s roads and a £394m contract for Somerset. "Sharon was a willing and committed member of the bid team". Skanska
"Sharon is an extremely capable and conscientious person. Her organisational skills are excellent and she approaches tasks in a professional manner and always with good humour. She is creative and collaborative, not afraid to ask the difficult questions that improve a bid. I would not hesitate to work with Sharon again, and recommend her to other companies". Phillip Deller, Senior Proposals Manager, Carillion
"Sharon has provided valuable support to our bid teams. She is a very conscientious worker and has added value to our submissions. Sharon has always been very helpful and has fitted in well particularly on some demanding bids. It has been a pleasure to work with her". Derek Phillips, Senior Proposals Manager, Carillion
"I would like to thank Bid Writer Consultancy (BID) for their help on our recent tenders. We have worked with BID since 2015 and on every tender Sharon and Jillian are utterly committed to producing a response that truly highlights our passion and the quality of our work. The same writer is designated to work closely with us on an on-going basis. They have good understanding of our sector and tendering process. I firmly believe we would not have achieved the results that we wanted without their input and have no hesitation in continuing to work with them or to recommend BID to others". Nicola Protheroe-Jones RGN Dip OH, Head of Services. Empowering U Care.
"Please accept my sincere thanks for the professional manner in which you constructed our policies for a Scottish Tender. Your speed of response was instrumental in the tender being completed on time together with your “open all hours “ approach to completing the task. I would recommend your services to any business seeking guidance in policy formation". Peter Reed, Chairman Reed Medical Ltd
"We were delighted to win an important Framework with Bid Writer Consultancy support". Patrice McGuiness. PJ Locums
"Highly recommended! Having considered numerous bid writers, we opted to use Bid Writer Consultancy and are delighted to have done so. We contacted Sharon to work with us on a very short deadline bid. She worked outside normal hours to provide great advice and excellent hands-on support in helping us to write our tender. We submitted a high quality bid and also have far better documentation in preparation for future bids. We will certainly be working with Sharon again in the future" Alex Hardy, Coordinator Commando Joe’s
"Sharon played a key role in the growth of A4e's Enterprise division through her bid writing skills and success rates. One of Sharon's key strengths is her ability to identify key issues quickly and ask the difficult questions which need to be addressed when working through the bid process. She is direct and honest and not afraid to challenge operational delivery models". Evelyn Rimmer. Head of Enterprise Operations, A4e
I worked with Sharon for five years as part of a multi-disciplinary business development team at A4e covering employability, education and enterprise and regard her approach, output and results as outstanding. Sharon has a broad skill base that covers the full end-to-end business development process - from the initial scoping of opportunities through storyboarding, bid production, approval gates and stakeholder management. She is also adept at the tricky transition work as successful projects are handed over to operational colleagues. Within the welfare to work sector, Sharon is aware of the key relationships and interdependencies involved in bidding work and offers a robust yet sensitive approach to partnership work. She always sets out her expectations clearly and expects the group to make the contributions they agreed to within the published timescales and is not afraid to 'chase' as necessary to ensure that the resulting bid is the best it can be. As a contributor to a recent exercise she was leading, she managed the design discussions really professionally and helped us to feel that our ideas were valued and she would adapt her thinking to ensure that they were included in the model. Michael Glenn Consultant. Change & Transformation Ltd.
"As two self employed bid writers, Sharon and I worked as part of a bid team for a national welfare to work provider. I have no hesitation in recommending Sharon for any challenge that requires hard work and attention to detail, particularly when working to short deadlines. Sharon drove the bid writing process, freeing the companies internal staff to concentrate on their financial calculations. She has a wealth of knowledge and is an asset to any organisation". Deborah Robinson. Bid Writing Consultant
"Sharon brings enthusiasm and commitment to every task. Some of the projects that she played a key part of within Shaw Trust were major, business-critical contracts. She drew on her expertise to ensure that proposals which were recommended to the Strategic Management Team were as robust as they could be within an uncertain and challenging public sector contracting environment". Julie Currin. Chief Finance Officer. Shaw Trust
"I have known Sharon for a number of years. As well as her proven ability to write and project manage successful bids, Sharon is exceptional at stakeholder engagement. In 2020, Sharon and I worked as freelance writers for the same client. We were responsible for drafting responses and aligning potential sub-contract partners for DWP CAEHRS bid areas. Throughout, Sharon proved herself as a 'team player', contributing to health and work entry delivery modelling and supporting other writers. Sharon is well organised, with a great sense of purpose to get the job done. She has a flair for question deconstruction and supports clients to understand what commissioners are looking for to score maximum marks. I would be delighted to work with Sharon again in the future and have no hestitation recommending her to other clients in the welfare to work or training sectors". Maria Thomas, Cre8 Consulting Cymru
Feedback from Bid Writing Agencies
Testimonials from agencies that we support under their brand:
* "We have consistently worked with Sharon since 2018, she is our 'go to' bid writer. Her knowledge of storyboarding, question deconstruction and win themes has contributed to our 100% bid success rates for major construction companies" (Agency based in London)
* "We recently contacted Bid Writer Consultancy for last minute, short term resource to represent one of our valued clients. We were very impressed with the work the team at BID produced for Bid Review, Writing and Presentation assignments. We will have no hestitation in reaching out to BID again for future work". (Agency based in Cheshire)
* "Many thanks for supporting our client - they were impressed with your patience and said that you were 'brilliant' " (Agency based in the West Midlands)
* "Very impressed that you worked out of hours with our client to help them prepare for a post bid tender negotiation - many thanks" (Agency based in London)
* "Our client won their first local authority bid after you wrote very detailed delivery method statements. They are delighted. The service from initial enquiry to delivery of tender was dealt with in a fast and professional manner - Thank you". (Agency based in Birmingham)
* "Many thanks for working with our client to understand and convey clearly a very complex mental health service delivery model" (Agency based in the Midlands)
"Strong well laid out response that addresses all key areas effectively and efficiently"
"Demonstrates knowledge and actions how they deal with demographic issues, including languages and socio-economic conditions"
"Evidences the importance of community links and the benefits to customers"
"Good reference to specification requirements"
"Clearly stated how Social Value will be achieved"