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    Amanda recently supported Braywhite on a strategically important public sector contract. We had been submitting tenders inhouse ourselves, but after some initial success, we were continuously losing out and needed to improve our responses and how we presented our offering. Amanda came on site and worked alongside our team. She immersed herself fully in the organisation and really got to know and understand our people and how we worked. She controlled all of our quality response submission. She worked with our staff in a consultative manner to gauge the necessary information. She presented ideas we hadn’t before considered, and she wrote our proposal in a way that clearly demonstrated how we exceeded the contract requirements and offered essential value for money. Her writing skills are excellent and it’s clear to see why we scored full marks for every single quality response, with evaluators commending our “excellent information and evidence”. Amanda is friendly, flexible and a true professional who really knows how to help an organisation win tenders. Faisal Lone, Managing Director at Braywhite Ltd, Air Conditioning and Heating - July 2019
  • It is a great pleasure to work with Amanda. She is a successful, professional and excellent bid writer. Amanda not only writes compelling responses from scratch, but turns clumsy text into clear, concise, high scoring responses. She brings a level of thinking that helps to positively challenge a bid team and provides guidance to support the challenge. Amanda is on my best in bidding ‘go to’ list and I would highly recommend her. Helen Brickley - Director, Work Winning and Major Bids, EMEA. October 2018
  • It was great working with you. You really contributed to what we’re doing and added value to the bids. You fitted in well, taking everything you were asked to do in your stride with no fuss – thanks very much for your input. Richard Bonar, Bid Manager - Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd
  • Think Tenders has delivered an expert Bid Management and Writing service on a number of our key tenders, helping us secure several high profile public sector contracts. Amanda has written excellent responses and case studies, and her work is simply stunning. Everything she touches to turns to gold, and she was key in our securing sole supplier status for BSL/English Interpreters, Lipspeakers, Speech to Text Reporters, and Deaf and Deafblind Interpreters, in a particularly complex MOJ contract: One of the world’s biggest language service contracts for translation and interpretation, with a maximum four-year spend pegged at £232.4m. Thank you Think Tenders for all your help, I am so very, very chuffed with our success and your part in it. Sally Chalk, CEO, Clarion UK.
  • - Amanda provided an excellent level of Bid support for Anthony Collins Solicitors. She brought a high level of professionalism working extremely well with Partners and staff across the firm. Thanks Amanda - it was great working with you and your hard work was really appreciated. Tracey Davenport, Head of Marketing and Business Development. - It was great having you as part of the team. Your support made a real difference for the team and the firm, not just in the heavy lifting that you have done with individual tenders but in working so well with colleagues in the marketing team and around the firm. Andrew Gilyead, Practice Director
  • We worked with Think Tenders on a very important bid to secure a place on a large, national consultancy framework. Amanda provided guidance, structure and used her experience and knowledge of the public sector and of bid writing to make sure our response hit the marking criteria. We bid on 5 lots in total and with Amanda’s help, secured a place on each of these. I can highly recommend working with Amanda as she is dedicated and professional. Michael Curnow, Business Development Manager, Peopletoo.
  • Amanda and the team have impressive conversion rates. The government is keen for smaller businesses to get a bigger slice of the lucrative public sector market and Think Tenders provides an easy route to enter. They operate a brilliant business model and are a must-have partner for companies trying to get a foothold in the public sector. Chairman of the Judges, Best Business Awards
  • Thank-you for all of your assistance putting together the recent Tender we had to submit. As usual your work was to perfection, saved me so much time and we could not have done it without you! I would have struggled answering many of the questions anywhere near as completely without your Bid Writer's help. Your insight into the scoring matrix for the responses and what our potential client was really looking for was invaluable. Thank-you so much for all of the work that you did for us, I know you were busy with other bids at the time too so appreciate it even more. We would definitely not have won it without your expertise, and would be happy to recommend you to any other company needing assistance in completing a PQQ or tender response. Paul Lynch, Managing Director, Elmtree Garden Contractors Ltd. January 2017
  • Amanda is our go-to Bid Writer. She is an excellent writer with the industry knowledge and people skills to consistently produce exemplar work. She is well-liked with a do-what-it-takes approach. Diane Beil, AECOM Head of Writing and Production. September 2017
  • Amanda is an excellent Bid Writer and has supported me in my last 2 roles of Head of Business Development and been consistently reliable and successful in terms of tender submissions. She greatly assisted us in implementing a brand new on-line tender resource system and is an excellent communicator with all levels of people in the organisation. She vastly improved our tender submissions success rate and contributed towards significant growth within the care and support directorate. Amanda was also proactive in successfully nominating individuals and services for good practice awards through applications, of which she again achieved a significantly high success rate. I have a lot of confidence in her abilities and approach and she was a fundamental part of the business development team. She has been a pleasure to work with and a very calming influence in the chaotic world of tenders. Thanks Amanda! Korrina Campbell, Head of New Business, Accord Housing Group, September 2016
  • Think Tenders provided excellent Bid Writer support to the Trust for over 2 years and were instrumental in us winning a number of new contracts and pilots. Amanda has a breadth of experience in her field and had a real interest in getting to know the Trust, gaining insight into our services in order to create compelling tenders. Amanda is effective at working to tight deadlines, being tenacious in working with others; her calm professional manner has made her a real pleasure to work with. Mary Bytheway, Interim Associate Director Corporate Development, Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. July 2016
  • The service from initial enquiry to delivery of tender was dealt with in a fast and professional manner. The fact we won our first tender with Amanda's help speaks for itself. We highly recommend Think Tenders to anyone who is starting out in the tendering process. James Tenant, Director at Movecorp on securing their first public sector contract and beating some very well known, large competitors.
  • Think Tenders was contracted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, recognised as one of the leading teaching hospitals in Europe, to provide Bid Writers for one of the largest tenders that the Trust has been involved in. Not only was the tender large it was also extremely complex, incorporating whole system change. Amanda quickly assimilated an enormous amount of information both in terms of the requirement from the commissioners and the transformational vision from key staff within the service. Amanda is an excellent communicator, professional, hard-working, and skilled at her job, and used these qualities to facilitate and deliver a high quality tender response on-time. Amanda maintained a calm, friendly, ‘can-do’ approach through-out which is key when working with a range of staff in what can be a new and potentially stressful situation. Would I use Think Tenders again – absolutely! Sioux Bailey, Head of Outpatients, PAS and Sexual Health Services, UHB, on successfully securing the £18.5m pa contract in 2014.
  • Having considered numerous tender writers to help us win a contract, we opted to use Think Tenders and are delighted to have done so. Amanda, our Bid Writer, immersed herself in the project from day one, and highlighted areas we hadn't even considered. Working with her took all the stress out of the project. I was so impressed with the document and cannot thank them enough for all their help, the finished bid was outstanding. Think Tenders were a pleasure to deal with and have taken all the stress out of the process for me. Amanda is true professional and a pleasure to work with. Anthony Winston, owner Murraydale, on successfully securing a prestigious catering contract.
  • Amanda is a pleasure to work with - always reliable, efficient and a safe pair of hands who I can trust with any bid. Richard Lomax - Global Bid Manager, Squire Sanders
  • We contacted Amanda to help us ensure that we didn’t miss out on any potential opportunities via the tendering process. Amanda was able to identify suitable tenders very quickly and they were specific to the services that we provide. Not only does Amanda identify the opportunities she also helps prepare the tenders for submission and working within the deadlines set. She provides the complete service from the initial identification through to the all important submission. I would not hesitate in recommending her services to potential buyers. John Court, Chief Executive, Primera Healthcare
  • After diligently scouring the UK market for a bid writing specialist, we had no hesitation in asking Amanda to assist us. Since this time, we have doubled our success rate. Amanda’s speed of assimilation in terms of what is required and then her ability to distil this into an exceptionally readable text which consistently fulfils all of the criteria demanded from each tender has played a major part in our success. Our scoring has increased by a staggering 37%. Amanda has always worked to ensure that every last detail is included - on budget, on target and on time. Justin Fairhall - Owner, Lunchtime UK
  • Amanda is the best Bid Manager I have ever worked with. The way she organises responses to bids and drives the process is exemplary. I cannot praise her highly enough. In particular her organisational skills have been key to us submitting some complex tenders on time and with full details of our service offering. She has been a star! Hugo Stephens – Partner, Head of Social Housing, Cobbetts Solicitors, Birmingham
  • Amanda's contribution has been exceptional and instrumental in the growth of Sign Solutions. I have no hesitation in recommending her for any challenge that needs hard work and a ruthless attention to detail. Sean Nicholson, CEO, Sign Solutions Ltd
  • I have worked extensively with Amanda being heavily involved in Social Housing tenders. She is very responsive; very calm (at least outwardly!) in times of crisis/impending deadlines and efficient; the quality of her bid writing is high; she is also aware of other pressures on fee earner's time so is flexible and it is easy to work with her to ensure a good standard of tender is prepared in a timely manner. She also works very hard both in terms of the number of hours she commits and in focussed and effective use of her time. All in all I think she is excellent. Kathy Halliday – Partner, Employment, DWF

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