Our main HQ, situated in Bolton, gives us excellent access to the bustling business community in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. With more money being invested into the local area and neighbouring cities, companies have a great opportunity to tender for exciting new contracts.
Recent plans have shown that Greater Manchester and neighbouring Lancashire are set to benefit from a huge boost in their economy. With high-speed rail creating strong links between the north and south, and companies already planting roots further up the country, competition for tenders is intense.
Aside from local councils providing public tenders, there are new developments popping up across north-west towns and cities every day. Many town centres, such as Chorley for example, are being revamped to pave the way for a boost in trade. These plans often lead to opportunities in construction, waste management and recruitment to name only a few.
It’s no secret that the surrounding area of our Bolton office is full of lucrative ventures, so with that in mind, it’s vital that you have a flawless bid management programme to help you secure your next contract.
How can we help you?
We can work alongside you and your team to guide you through the full tender process, from preparing for your PQQ to ironing out errors in the finished documents. We provide a range of services including:
You can choose to work with us in two ways. For businesses that bid on a consistent stream of tenders, we offer the option of booking a certain amount of hours with our team per month for us to focus on your projects.
For experienced teams who do not need such heavy guidance, you have the option of contacting us on an ad hoc basis. We aim to be as flexible as possible for our clients and provide an ‘if and when’ service.
Working with your in-house team
Our dedicated tender writing team will work closely with your staff to iron out any errors or bad practices. By using the ‘critical friend’ approach, we can swoop in when necessary and help your team to nurture their own bid writing skills.
One of the main concerns we often hear is that with many people working on one document, the tone and style doesn’t flow. If you’re unsure how to write a proposal, the Thornton & Lowe team will implement a house style to ensure your staff use the same terminology and tone throughout.
If you’re yet to build your team, allow us to take care of the recruitment process for you. Conducting your own interviews takes your attention away from important tasks and often results in a loss of earnings. At Thornton & Lowe, our years of experience means that we know exactly what to look for in a candidate and can find the perfect tender writer to join your team.
Exclusive tender management technology
The Thornton & Lowe Tender Library is an easy-to-use programme that allows you to track your progress. We found that other software on the market wasn’t effectively aiding our clients, so we decided to develop our own. Exclusive to Thornton & Lowe clients, you view feedback and search documents with ease. From using this advanced programme, our clients have seen great success in retaining new contracts.