Doors open for networking at 09.00 hrs, the Workshop/main event starts at 09.30 hrs and the event will finish at 12 noon.
If you have ever submitted a tender or proposal for work you will know what a time consuming and sometimes fruitless exercise it can be. However, significant business opportunity is available out there if you are willing to put the time and effort in, and give yourself the best chance of winning.
Our speaker, Denise O’Leary, is a bid expert, having won places on £bn frameworks as well as local projects for small businesses. Her company, Purpol Marketing delivers director-level expertise on developing and implementing effective marketing strategies that get results. In this session, Denise will share with us her expertise and knowledge in this area, and unlock the secrets of effective ‘bidding’.
We will flex the session to match with the requirements of the room. Main structure will be as follows:
Introductions – get to know the audience
Exercise – What challenges have you faced when bidding?
Exploring the legislation – what the government is doing to help small businesses by changing their purchasing
Procurement procedures – unravelling the dark arts and shining a light on how you can pitch.
The Golden Rules to deliver Bid and Proposal Success – the habits of highly effective bid and proposal writers and what we have learned on the journey.
Where do I start? – the main places to look for opportunities
How do I keep getting contracts that match my skills? Step by step guidance on how to register on Contracts Finder.
Yes, I am ready to bid to win! We will explain from experience our top practical tips on what to do next!
Denise O’Leary is the owner of Purpol Marketing.
As well as a long-standing obsession with everything purple, and a love of marketing strategy, she is a bid expert, having won places on £bn frameworks as well as local projects for small businesses.
We help with…
• Marketing Strategy and Business Development
• Bid Management and PQQ’s
• Lead Generation and Customer Loyalty
• Marketing Mentoring and Training
… and measure success by how much our clients win!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring your printed ticket to the event, or show on your mobile device on arrival.
What is the refund policy?
If you need to cancel your place, please do so at least 48 hours before the event to receive a full refund.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Please cancel your ticket and ask the attendee to book.
Is parking available?
There is free parking available at New College, Swindon.