“So much more confident in writing tenders & proposals”
“I was completely engaged and so were the rest of the group”
I recently attended Bidding to Win training run by Fiona, through APSco. It was a fantastic day; I was completely engaged and so were the rest of the group. It was structured incredibly well and is suitable for Bid Writers of all levels. Fiona is a personable and passionate individual who definitely knows her stuff! I left feeling so much more confident in my ability to write bids and tenders, even though this is such a new part of my role. I highly recommend getting in touch with Brunton Bid Writing and seeing how Fiona can assist you, she is an excellent contact to have in the recruitment industry!
“Thrilled with the Results”
After attending a seminar hosted by Fiona Brunton at Recruitment Expo recently, I invited her to my offices at Foxwell Associates to seek further advice and support with structuring and presenting our written business proposals. Fiona spent a day in Bristol with me and the team, helping to come up with a completely fresh approach to how we write bids for individual executive vacancies and how we present ourselves and our business to future clients in proposals. The outcome was fantastic and we now have a clear, well structured template that can be used to bid for a variety of executive roles. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am with the results and what Fiona’s coaching has taught me and the team!
“Teaching Style Easy to Follow, In-depth and Used Real World Scenarios”
I attended a bid writing course run by Fiona through ASPCo in November 2014. I've been in business development only 18 months and have gotten by so far by shadowing by manager and learning through trial & error. I found her course filled in the gaps and helped to streamline my ever developing bid management process. I would recommend Fiona's courses to anyone new in the industry looking to side step all the confusing and frustration of the sector. Her teaching style was easy to follow, in-depth and used real world scenarios to help put everything in context. Her knowledge and expertise in the world of bids was extremely insightful and she was more than happy to field questions outside the planned content to help develop our personal growth.
“I Learned an Awful Lot!”
Fiona trained me on the "Win your Way through the Tender Process" course run by APSCo recently. Her knowledge of the subject, training style, approachability and sense of humour ensured that I not only had a thoroughly enjoyable day - I also learned an awful lot. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for training in the bids and tenders space."
“Retained the Knowledge and Shared Best Practice”
I attended the APSCo Bid Writing Course which was delivered by Fiona. I found her style of teaching engaging which kept my interest throughout the day. The course material was thorough and Fiona's communication style meant you retained the knowledge and shared best practice & learning within the group. Fiona was also available post course for any support. I am proud to say I was successful in my first written corporate bid, which would not have happened without her training. I would highly recommend Fiona to any colleagues or clients.
“Extremely Informative, Engaging, Inspirational and Interactive”
What Fiona does not know about bid and tender writing really is not worth knowing! Fiona designed and conducted a bespoke one day training course for Senior Managers within ATA Recruitment which was conducted in June 2013. The day proved to be extremely informative, engaging, inspirational and (importantly) interactive. As a result, the training has created many actions which are currently being implemented at an operational level. Fiona is a true expert in the bid and tender writing process with a wealth of experience and knowledge. I am certain I will work with Brunton Bid Writing again in the future and I highly recommend their services.
“Our Whole Tender Process Is More Efficient”
I found Fiona's training approach refreshing and personal and so relevant to our present situation. After spending quality time meeting with me and understanding where we are as a business in terms of skills levels and ability, she went away and created a bespoke training course which addressed everything we agreed to take our tender writing to the next level. Her course delivery engaged all the delegates and regardless of their experience and level of ability, everyone took something away. As a result our whole tender process is more efficient and effective.
“Added Value Throughout The Training Session”
We engaged with Fiona, following a recommendation from APSCo - and she has recently delivered a bespoke tender writing training programme. Working with me to really identify our needs, Fiona added value throughout the session to ensure that we were much better prepared to tackle upcoming tenders/contracts. The excellent service, and Fiona's valuable knowledge has led to us already engaging with her again to assist with a substantial assignment.
“Positive Learning Experience”
I first met Fiona 20 years ago when we worked with the same company for about 2 years and even then her professionalism and total application to whatever she was doing was apparent. Our careers took us in different directions and we had no further contact until meeting again at a TEAM event 2 years ago. It was a pleasure to find that that she had realised her early potential and was now running a successful business in the Recruitment industry where she is much acclaimed for her skills, knowledge, and experience. I recently hired Fiona to write and deliver a bespoke Tender Training Course for Be Personnel Ltd and was delighted with the outcome. Fiona was, as always, professional, and committed to ensuring a positive learning experience for all but it was the sharing of her extensive knowledge of competitive bidding in the recruitment sector and her post course follow up that the team found incredibly inspirational. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fiona to any employer seeking a highly experienced recruitment professional who leads from the front with enthusiasm, pride and passion; to me she is undoubtedly the consummate professional and I am delighted to have re-established contact with her.
Allegis Group Services (AGS), one of the world’s largest providers of neutral human capital and workforce solutions, has worked with Brunton Bid Writing to analyse and improve tender, RFI and RFP responses. Based on our needs Fiona Brunton provided a customised training for AGS’ Business Development Team within EMEA. As a result of reviewing actual bid and tender responses, Fiona helped us to better understand customers’ requirements, enhance our responses and eventually increase our business win ratios. We were very pleased with the valuable insights provided by Brunton Bid Writing and particularly liked the open approach, direct feedback and sharing of knowledge through practical examples. Working with Fiona Brunton has had a very positive impact and helped us to increase the level of professionalism with regards to our RFI and RFP responses.
“Training Refocused Our Approach”
We worked with Fiona from Brunton Bid Writing to refocus our tender writing skills and look at areas for improvement. I found Fiona's knowledge of tendering to be exceptional and her understanding of the tender processes and challenges that we are facing were extremely helpful. I would recommend Fiona to any recruitment organisation looking for assistance / training in writing tenders or wishing to improve their focus on what their clients are really looking for in a tender response.