Events

Bid Writing Masterclass

  • Thursday 8 June 2017

9am – 4.30pm
Boho 5, Middlesbrough, TS2 1NY

Successful strategies and techniques for improving your success rate.

Your ability at writing bids can be make or break for your business. This full-day INTENSIVE masterclass focuses on what you write and how to write to gain the most impact within tight word counts. It will help you use the right models and processes to build compelling bids whatever the bidding process or structure.

This interactive session will share with you proven approaches and techniques, and help you think like a professional bid writer, including:

  • Getting right inside the requirement and ‘what they want’
  • Understanding “Why us” and how to use that to make your bid stand out
  • Successfully navigating The Selection Questionnaire and PQQs
  • Key types of questions and how to approach them
  • Understanding the client
  • Managing word counts and deciding what to include
  • Obtaining and using feedback
  • Managing your contracts to maximise success

The workshop will be led by Garry Stone of B2B North. Garry has helped the region secure tens of millions of pounds in contract wins across every sector. He has worked with every type and size of organisation, including mentoring and supporting winning bids from organisations without the size or capability to run their own bid writing team. Throughout the day he will openly share his approach, ways of thinking, and hands-on techniques to help you find ways to compete alongside any business.

Who should attend? This event will benefit organisations that are new to bidding, as well as more experienced organisations interested in taking a fresh look at their strategy for competing for public sector work.

How to Register: To book your free place, please visit Eventbrite. (Please note that due to capacity restrictions attendees are limited to a maximum of 2 per organisation). Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact Us: If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Marie or Sinéad at NEPO enquiries@nepo.org Tel. (0191) 261 3929


Breakfast Exchanges

Future Breakfast Exchange dates

  • Thursday 7 September 2017
    7.30am – 9am
    Middlesbrough College/STEM Centre
  • Thursday 7 December 2017
    7.30am – 9am
    Middlesbrough College/STEM Centre
  • Thursday 8 March 2018
    7.30am – 9am
    Middlesbrough College/STEM Centre

Event: Tees Valley Business Summit

Thursday 6 July 2017

Tees Valley Business Summit features practical seminars, inspirational workshops, one-to-one support meetings, advice for individuals looking to start a business, and networking opportunities.

The region’s leading companies will feature, exhibiting a range of products, services, advice and support aimed at the business community. Companies booked to date include Emirates, Jacksons Law, NEPIC and Materials Processing Institute to name but a few.

Alongside the networking and exhibition will also be a programme of workshops to offer delegates a range of skills and tips on everything from sales and marketing to finance and funding, and international trade.

The event will take place on Thursday 6 July 2017, in the Olympia Building at Teesside University (Middlesbrough, TS1 3BX).