The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has predicted continued growth for the UK’s recruitment industry, as the economy continues to expand.

We are now seeing a candidate-driven market with vast skills shortages in many industries. With that in mind, companies are looking for the best recruitment agencies to find the UK’s hidden talent. Thornton & Lowe has one of the biggest in-house bid teams to support you through such a competitive time.

Established in 2009, we have been working to achieve some of the biggest contracts for agencies across England and Scotland. We take 400+ contractual commissions per annum for our clients with a clear and concise approach to bid management, strategy, writing and coordination.

 

Interim bid services

 

We understand the nature of the recruitment industry and provide flexible services to suit your needs. A large cross-section of our long-term clients call upon our services on an ad hoc basis. We cover all aspects of your bid from EOI, PQQ, ITT to Presentation stage whilst maintaining excellent quality throughout.

 

Contracted bid support

 

Unlike many companies, we allow the banking of days for those who would like to secure our services. Most of our clients choose to work with us on this cost-efficient basis. What’s most important to us is that our services reflect the needs of each client individually.

 

Ongoing monitoring and training of internal bid team

 

For most of our clients, the demands of their current operations come between them and their bid team. They find that they do not have the time and resources to focus on their in-house team leading to a build-up of PQQ and ITT failures.

We can provide a ‘critical friend’ mentoring system to monitor their progress and make amendments when necessary. By reporting on improvements your team could make, we can work with them on a semi-formal basis. We consider this as a form of ‘silent training’, which is not only cost-effective but also means your team don’t need take time away from the office to complete training days.

 

Bid design

 

With many people working on your bid at once, it can be hard to ensure standardised uniformity across documents. This is where our writing experts come in to iron out issues with flow, spelling and grammar. We will make sure your bid conveys a clear message and looks great.

 

Sourcing your bid function

 

We undertake over 400 bidding commissions every year so we know what to look for in candidates to build your in-house team. Candidates will go through an intense interview process to evaluate their aptitude and attitude. We shortlist the best performers for you to choose from, slashing the time and costs of a regular recruitment process.

 

Provision of bespoke Tender Library software

 

Since 2009 we’ve been working alongside companies to secure contracts and in that time we’ve struggled to find effective software to assist in the organising and monitoring of bids. Therefore, we decided to develop our own programme which keeps your team up to date with the latest tasks and developments.

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