Bespoke Bid & Tender Workshops

With a view of helping your in-house teams, Thornton & Lowe can develop and deliver training at your site, based around your needs. Our team can spend time reviewing your previous bids, identifying your needs and developing a training session aimed at helping you maximise your success rates. Alternatively, we can deliver one of our other workshops at your offices.

Our in-house training is open to anyone who is involved in the tender process and who is looking to improve your company’s success rate.

Types of in-house training

We can, and have, delivered workshops at our clients' regional and head offices. Some of our clients opt for our standard workshops, whilst others have something designed around their particular needs.

Ready-to-go workshops

We can deliver our standard workshops at your premises for any number of staff. For example, we have delivered the Rail specific training at one of our client’s Head Office. We have also delivered the Bid Writing workshop at the regional offices for a number of different clients.

Tailored bespoke workshops

We can create a workshop totally focused on your needs. Quite often, this will include us reviewing 2 or 3 of you previous bids and discussing the challenges that you currently face when tendering. We then develop and tailor a workshop around the needs identified by both our client and from our reviews.

Ongoing training

Another popular option is a plan of periodic training, delivered at your offices. Following the initial training, we will schedule a series of further workshops to track progress and to focus on particular development areas.

The benefits of in-house training:

  • Bespoke - Course content is tailored to your specific needs, opportunity to discuss real and current issues in the marketplace
  • Convenience - fit around the working schedule of the staff, at a date, time and location that suits you
  • Cost effective - reduced delegate costs and no need for employees to travel, significantly reducing added expenses
  • Team Building - a room full of delegates from different departments can encourage greater team work, awareness and understanding of each other’s role in the bid team

What to do next

If you would like to discuss the training needs for your bid teams, please contact us on 01204 238 046, or email us at

What delegates say:

It made me re-evaluate how we treat our bids. Whilst we do some things well it has shown where our weaknesses are. It was interactive and very informative.
— Kirstie Allie - Stannah Lift Services
It was a really good day – it refreshed some knowledge, added some new things and was helpful in setting baseline expectations for our next bid. Thanks for the day.
— Diane Grey – Baywater

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  • 01204 238046 (Bolton office)
  • 01334 208312 (Scotland office)
  • 0191 580 0636 (Sunderland office)
  • 0121 285 9895 (Birmingham office)
  • 0203 4752647 (London office)

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