At Thornton & Lowe we provide a 360-degree bid service, which has been developed over the last 8 years.

Our services include:

  • Bid Writing Support, mainly for those organisations without an existing bid team but who need consultancy and support to secure formal tenders.
  • Bid Training, both through open workshops and bespoke sessions.
  • Bid Resource, which is our Bid Recruitment division supplying temporary and permanent Bid Staff, such as Bid Writers and Bid Managers, largely to organisations who are looking to add to their existing Bid Teams.
  • Tender Library Software, our bespoke bid system allowing you to quickly find previous responses and information, so you can spend time continuously developing your responses.

Through these core service areas and depending on our clients' requirements our bid consultancy could include:


Having a clear tender/ bid strategy is essential. We work with many companies who are initially not happy with their return on investment (ROI) from their formal bid work. We often find this is because their approach to tenders and bids has not been planned effectively with clear strategy and vision.

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Tender writing can be very time consuming and often with little success. At Thornton & Lowe we support organisations to effectively and efficiently tender for public sector contracts. Read more about our Bid Management & Tender Writing service.


Our training courses are proving popular with clients, as they receive hands on, relevant information, as well as plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

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We support charities, social enterprises and private companies to effectively apply for grants and funding or bid for contracts.

View more information on our Grants & Funding support.

Interim Bid Management

Our larger clients will often require interim bid management support and expertise. We fully appreciate that demands for our services are sporadic due to the nature and flow of business and whilst we work across a vast number of sectors our team’s specific experience for this type of interim bid consultancy includes...

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What our clients say about us

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