The ability to write a competitive and strong tender submission requires preparation, planning and time. We know that some organisations want to keep the development of their bids in-house, preferring to receive guidance, support and advice. Thornton & Lowe has designed a range of practical bid writing training courses, designed to help you write a clear, concise, competitive and compelling bid, whilst earning you CPD points.


We have also invested time and resources into developing our training, which has been recognised by the institute of Leadership and Management or ILM.


The content of our training workshops has been developed around industry best practice, our knowledge and experience, as well as input direct from procurement teams - something which provides a rounded approach to the learning.


We can also develop and provide more bespoke bid writing training, developed around specific needs. For example, it could be focused on the Bid lifecycle, or purely on writing the response.


Our training courses are extremely popular with clients, as they receive hands on, relevant information, as well as plenty of opportunities to have their questions answered. Plus the course is packed full of constructive tips and feedback too. They are delivered by Charles Grosstephan, member of the APMP, who has been involved in nearly every bid Thornton & Lowe have supported since 2012.

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Need more than one course? Or more than one staff member could benefit?



Want to know more about our bid writing training?

Find out more about our 'Introduction To Bidding', Bid Writing Courses and ITT workshops.

What they said

Following on from the course, we wrote a bid for a Town Council to the value of 80k which we have been successful with, scoring full marks, so the course has been well worth it!
— Tom Biggs, Director, Creative Play
We have been awarded a £400k contract win today (£400k), the bid adopted many features picked up in the training Charles delivered a few weeks ago! Many thanks for your help and my colleague is now also booked on the course.
— Allan Milne, Head of Work Based Learning, Salford City College
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, Business Development Director, Baywater Healthcare
Very informative. Interesting information to take away to go back over later. Lots of tips and ideas on how to get people involved at work. Very approachable trainer. More comprehensive than other courses. Got loads of useful information. Thanks a million!
— Sarah Buckley, Marketing Executive - Shay Murtagh Precast
So useful! I will definitely be taking it back with me and applying it as much as I can. In terms of bid courses, I have been on one other but this was by far the best. A lot of different people could get value from it - no matter what sector.
Kept me interested all the way through. Thank you!
— Eleanor Willis, Business Development Coordinator, Morrison Utility Services Ltd

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and its content, now looking forward to putting it into use (who’d have thought it, someone actually eager to see a tender exercise!).

— Tanya Ratcliffe, Neales Waste Management
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