Meet the Bid Buzz Knowledge Day Speakers

Meet the Bid Buzz Knowledge Day Speakers

Meet the Speakers!
We’re counting down the weeks to our Bid Buzz Knowledge Day. It’s going to be a day of networking and learning new skills to improve bid writing. We have expert speakers who will be revealing the latest insights from the construction industry. Here’s the low-down on who our speakers are.

Andy Hammond – Managing Director, Propeller Studios

Andy Hammond has been Managing Director of Propeller Studios since 2003. He has a solid track record of winning work, controlling costs and managing processes.

Since starting Propeller, he has overseen the development of EasyBOP, an integrated Business Operations Platform. He has also developed the award winning EasyPQQ software. This product acts as a knowledge hub, search engine and bid management tool.

Stuart Parkes – Director, Propeller Studios

Stuart joined Propeller Studios in 2011 and has continuously worked with and secured contracts on ‘must win’ tenders and frameworks for many retained and new clients.

Prior to this, Stuart worked at two of the UK’s largest engineering consultancies, where he dealt with responding to OJEUs for many major projects. He has extensive knowledge of managing bids for a range of sectors, including construction, rail, civil engineering and social housing.

David Lowe – Public Procurement & Collaborative Contracts Consultant

David specialises in public procurement and collaborative contracts. He actively supports public-sector clients, implementing best practice procurement and lecturing on collaborative contracts such as the NEC. This experience has given him extensive procurement experience of ‘open’, ‘restricted’ and ‘competitive dialogue’ procedures, successfully delivering over 75 frameworks. Public sector clients including Local Authorities, utilities, developers, RSLs, FM and procurement bodies including SMARTE EAST and SCAPE.

Sue Ward – Senior Bid Writer, Propeller Studios & CITB Construction Ambassador

Sue is an experienced Senior Bid Writer, having joined Propeller Studios in July 2014. She is experienced at completing Pre-qualification questionnaires and quality submissions. She is MCIOB and MInstLM.

She was Head of Bids for a National Contractor, and has a wealth of experience of consortium bids with larger and smaller contractors, as well as experience of tendering for social housing new build and refurbishment, non-traditional property refurbishment, schools, sheltered and extra care schemes, public and communal buildings eco-retrofit, renewables and solar PV. Her aim is not just to pre-qualify, but to come first on every PQQ!

There is still time to book on to this one-day seminar and hear our speakers give valuable advice. For more information and the agenda, click here.


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