A Few Words From the People Who Matter Most – Our Clients…


Ged Start

Head of Bids and Proposals / Satellite Applications Catapult

The Catapult was experiencing particularly high demand for bids at a time when we were undermanned due to circumstances beyond our control. You were able to identify and provide the services of a qualified, experienced and skilled Bid Manager to work on a particularly complex and demanding proposal. I would have no hesitation in using Bespoke Bids services again in the future and am happy to recommend your company to any organisation that may require your services.

Ragnvald Johan Stensland

Air Traffic Management / Indra Sistemas

BBL has the required background to advise on how to focus your proposal and ensure the client finds it navigable, easy and enjoyable to read… provided highly valuable inputs to the form and content of our important international ATM proposal which clearly transformed it from “good” to “great”.

Managing Director

M & E Services Contract / North West Based £90m+ M&E Company

Fantastic! Spot on support, I am sure BBL can also assist us with future bids.

Chris Robson

Rail Technical Account Manager / Houghton International

The service Houghton International recently received from Bespoke Bids was second to none. From the first phone call, which was actually the first ever communication between the two companies, to the follow up meetings Bespoke Bids were helpful, knowledgeable and just generally nice to deal with…. Bespoke Bids assisted Houghton International in making an important business decision based on facts, not opinions. I would have no hesitation in contacting Bespoke Bids again or recommending them to Houghton International customers and suppliers.

Chris Robson

Rail Technical Account Manager / Houghton International

Bespoke Bids supported us with detailed Strategy Development and Planning on a major Bid into the mainland Europe market. Bespoke Bids UK and France people worked together on this with outstanding results and a major cost saving to the company.

Peter Winsche

Client Director / British Telecom plc

BBL provided interim support to my Bid and Tender activities at a particularly busy and significant period in my team’s development. Together we enjoyed considerable success in the local government arena in an extremely competitive environment. I was particularly impressed with the Bid Management attributes, ability to “see the big picture” and strength in bringing out our Win Themes etc. The bid writing ability and attention to editorial detail ensured the quality of our submissions were consistently first class.

Mike Woolhouse

Owner / Fineprint (Basingstoke) Ltd

I engaged BBL to support me on a PQQ submission to a local government Tender. I found BBL to be forward thinking professional with experience in all sectors of Bid Management.

Neil Franklin

Owner and Managing Consultant / Minc

In my capacity as a Senior Subject Matter Expert and Volume Leader I worked with Bespoke Bids on a recent major bid for an international Train Operating Company. The attention to detail and compelling writing delivered to myself and the team ensured we submitted a first class proposal. Allied to this, and vitally important in the bidding environment, was the non-intrusive but considered and professional approach deployed.

Peter Winsche

Client Director / British Telecommunications

Having run a number of bids through BidCompass I am delighted with the focus it instils. Fully exploiting the “comments” feature throughout the process enables me to quickly and effectively produce an Action Plan to ensure I can enhance position. The range of management information BidCompass delivers really supports quick and effective Trend Analysis and Reporting.

John Buttress

Company representative / Fujitsu Services

I found the BidCompass Planning Tool to be an intuitive, easy to use tool that encourages a common sense and best practice approach to assessing bidding opportunities and planning. In my experience, many organisations will claim confidently “we already follow best practice” and then go on to waste large sums of money doing just the opposite. I strongly believe that this tool provides a focussed and dynamic approach to help organisations put best practice into practice.

Kevin Ramsey

Director of Business and Enterprise / EPIC ELM CIC

Having deployed BidCompass for over twelve months I would like to say how delighted I am with the outputs. It has really helped us robustly qualify opportunities, enhance our position, plan and also regularly analyse our bid performance. We find it really user friendly and have had no issues with the tool in all this time.