In-house Bid Training Courses

Sometimes, it really is worth taking the time to stop, sit back, evaluate your bid success rate and consider what could be done to improve it in the future. An experienced, independent, unbiased review of your bids and bid processes can really highlight your strengths and help to identify key areas you may need to develop or improve.

At Thornton & Lowe, we can tailor our approach to your specific requirements. Some companies simply want us to run one of our successful existing courses to their employees, to ensure their team are all working at the same level. Other companies would like us to provide a more bespoke solution, focusing on a specific area, or areas, within their processes.


Your Focused In-house Training

Bid Writing

We will review two or three of your previous bids, either successful or unsuccessful, preferably along with the resulting feedback from the buyer.We will then identify areas of strength and areas of prospective development, with a focus on improving your team’s bid writing, and therefore delivering a higher success rate.

Bid Processes

With a more consultancy-led approach, we will work closely with you on the specific areas which you would like to develop or improve. For example, we could offer a number of half-day sessions focused purely on one particular area; starting with an open discussion on current practices, followed by recommendations being made and a subsequent series of reviews.

Both of these options can be supported by a plan of periodic training, delivered at your offices or another preferred location. Following the initial sessions, we will work with you to schedule a series of workshops to track progress and to focus on particular areas identified for development.


Convenient For You – Your Time, Your Location

We can deliver bespoke in-house training at your offices or if you prefer, another suitable location. We regularly run numerous sessions for clients across the country, and further afield, such as Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the North East, the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, the South East and London. With offices across the UK, Thornton & Lowe are ideally suited to deliver training nationwide.

The Benefits of in-house bid training

Focused – Course content is tailored to your specific needs, with the opportunity to discuss real and current issues in the marketplace.

Convenient- Fit training around the working schedule of your employees; at a date, time and location which suits you.

Cost Effective - Reduce delegate costs, with no need for employees to travel, therefore significantly reducing additional expenses.

Team Building – Bringing together a group of employees from different departments will encourage greater teamwork, awareness and understanding of other team-members roles within the bid team.


What To Do Next

To discuss how the Training Team at Thornton & Lowe could assist you in improving your bid success rates, please contact us on 01204 238046 or email us at for further information.


What previous clients 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